6/10

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Runtime: 113 min

Genres: Comedy | Sci-Fi

Languages: Japanese

Countries: Japan


Director Hitoshi Matsumoto weaves this darkly comic mockumentary about a Japanese giant who continues the long-standing family tradition of facing off against Tokyo's most formidable monsters. Constantly caught in the middle of everyone's battles, Daisato finds his sincere efforts to keep the peace repeatedly belittled; he's divorced, his neighbors have covered his house in graffiti, and he gets nothing but dirty looks when he walks down the street. When we first meet Daisato, he is the subject of a television documentary. Though on the surface Daisato may seem like your average, slightly unkempt salaryman -- completely unremarkable in all respects -- it soon becomes apparent just how deceiving first impressions can be. After lamenting on camera the fact that he never gets any vacation time due to frequent calls from the Defense Department, the camera follows Daisato as he rides his motorbike to a Tokyo power plant, receives the jolt of electricity that transforms him into a hulking superhuman crime fighter, and clashes with a gargantuan leviathan intent on destroying Tokyo. Daisato comes from a long line of heroic heavyweights, yet while his ancestors were once championed with parades for their noble efforts, public interest in giant invaders has waned and Daisato has become something of a joke to the citizens of Tokyo. Not only is the noise generated by Daisato's battles regarded as a public nuisance, the property damage that he causes while defending the city has the citizens downright angry. Now, as Daisato attempts to balance his responsibilities to his ex-wife, his daughter, his agent, and his senile grandfather, the crushing weight of both his personal and professional obligations simply becomes too much to bear. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi



Directors (1)

Writers (2)

Hitoshi Matsumoto (written by) &
Mitsuyoshi Takasu (written by)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (99)

Ai Nagano Don't Touch Me (voice)
Aki Miyazoe
Akihiro Ugajin
Atsuko Nakamura Bar Proprietress Azusa
Atsuo Tanaka Kantô District Security Guard
Aya Andô
Ayumi Takagi
Daisuke Hôrai
Daisuke Miyagawa Super Justice
Daisuke Nagakura Daisatô's Grandfather - Younger
Daisuke Takayama
Eiji Mochizuki
Fumio Kobayashi
Fusako Yuzawa
Haruka Unabara Shimeru-no-jû
Hidetoshi Ito (as Hidetoshi Itô)
Hideyuki Satô
Hiroko Nohara
Hiroko Toda Bandaged Handsome Boy
Hiroyuki Hasebe
Hiroyuki Miyasako Stay With Me
Hisao Kanno
Hitoshi Matsumoto Masaru Daisatô / Dai-Nihonjin
Itsuji Itao Female Niou-no-jû
Jeong-Suk O. Announcer (as Jonsuku O)
Junshirô Hayama Shintô Priest
Kaho Okajima Daisatô's Daughter
Katsumune Ônuki
Katsuo Niijima
Katsura Ôtsuka
Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Kazuya Shimizu
Keidai Yano Young Daisatô
Keiko Kurachi
Kenji Motomiya
Kiyohiko Imai
Kiyozumi Honda Super Defense Team
Kôichi Itô
Kôichi Kitamura Commander 1
Kômei Niitora
Kyoko Hayami (as Kyôko Hayami)
Masafumi Kanai
Masayuki Sekine Ex-wife's Boyfriend
Miho Silica Nakajima (as Miho Shirika Nakajima)
Miku Yoshikawa
Mitsuko Kobayashi
Motohiro Toriki Daisatô's Father
Naoji Kodama
Natsuho Ariga
Nobuhiro Fujita
Nobuo Furushô
Noriaki Sekiguchi
Norihito Kobari
Noriko Hayashi
Norio Nakayama Commander 2
Reiko Nakaoka
Riki Takeuchi Haneru-no-jû
Roselyn Yoshio Nîna (as Rozerin Yoshio)
Ryôji Okamoto
Ryôsuke Makioka
Ryûnosuke Kamiki Warabe-no-jû
Ryushin Tei
Sachi Igarashi
Sachiko Kitamura
Salam Diagne Super Justice's Father (as Saramu Jânyu)
Sanryô Odaka
Satoshi Fujimura
Satoya Ishii Super Defense Team
Seiji Yajima
Seijirô Nakamura Super Defense Team
Shion Machida Daisatô's Ex-wife
Shunji Ishii
Shunsaku Yajima Pilot
Susumu Sobue
Tadashi Munesue
Taichi Yazaki Daisatô's Grandfather
Takashi Hoshino
Takayoshi Tanimoto
Takayuki Haranishi Male Niou-no-jû
Takumi Akama
Takumi Matsumoto
Takuya Hashimoto Midon
Tatsuhiro Kaikô
Tatsuya Ôba Convenience Store Clerk
Tetsuya Kume Taxi Driver
Tomoji Hasegawa Interviewer / Director
Toshihiro Koike Udon Noodle Shop Owner
Toshimichi Tazaki
Ua Manager Kobori
Yasuhiro Koshi
Yasuhiro Roppongi Don't Touch Me
Yasushi Kuroki
Yoshihiro Kasuya Care Worker
Yoshihisa Shimazaki
Yoshio Takahashi Security Guard in Mikawa
Yuka Kamebuchi
Yûki Baba Super Defense Team
Yumiko Ise Kyôko
Yutaka Mishima Midon - CGI