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Prince of Space (1959)
"Yûsei ôji" (original title)

 |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  1962 (USA)
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When an alien force tries to invade Earth to steal a powerful new rocket fuel, a mysterious hero intervenes.


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Credited cast:
Tatsuo Umemiya ...
Yûsei ôji / Waku-san
Hiroko Mine ...
Sachko Shibasaki
Takashi Kanda ...
Inspector Takeda
Ushio Skashi ...
Dr. Maki
Ken Hasebe ...
Newsreporter Tabei
Junji Masuda ...
Colonel Watanabe
Joji Oka ...
Ambassador Maboroshi / Maboroshi taishi (as Jôji Oka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Asami ...
Dr. Maki's Son Ichirô , the boy
Jack Curtis ...
Additional Voices (voice) (unconfirmed)
Rikiya Iwaki ...
Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M2 (as Riki Iwaki)
Akira Katayama ...
Doctor Naitô
Yûji Kitamine ...
Newsreporter A
Kôji Komori ...
Makoto - Shoeshine Boy
Tokio Kozuka ...
Hiroshi Mihara ...
Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M10


A Group of space men from the planet Krankor who resemble chickens are led by their leader, Phantom to invade Earth. But a strange superhero named Prince of Space (actually a bootblack in disguise) arrives to defeat the spacemen. Although the weapons of the aliens cannot harm the Prince of Space, the Phantom continues to fight, and many plot twists (including capturing a group of elderly scientists) ensue. Watch out for the Giant! Written by Tim Fox <>

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1962 (USA)  »

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Invaders from Space  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Like Shintoho's "Super Giant/Starman" series, this Toei production was released to theaters as a sort of mini-serial with two approximately hour-long episodes. In the US this was edited into a single feature film running less than 90 minutes. See more »


A very obvious zipper runs down the giant monster's back. See more »


Phantom of Krankor: I am the Phantom of Krankor. Ha ha ha ha.
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Referenced in Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961) See more »

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A cool movie for fun
8 January 2000 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Hah hah hah hah hah Yes this movie is bad but good. I especially like the Brooklyn accent on that Japanese kid ("Whats wrong with boot-blacking? We like it very much") M&TB down at MST3K gave this movie a good punishment but its so unintentionaly funny at times you will roll on the floor with laughter. See this movie or else you will feel empty inside for all eternity.

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