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Prince of Space (1959)

Yûsei ôji (original title)
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
Jôji Oka ...
Ambassador Maboroshi / Maboroshi taishi
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 <foxagency@accs.net>

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Release Date:

1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invaders from Space  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


During an escape sequence at the end of the film, the British scientist's thin beard begins to peel off. See more »


Professor Macken: What happened to my driver?
Phantom of Krankor: Come now, Professor. What a silly question. I can't be bothered to keep track of your worthless servants. We blasted him out of an airlock, so by now he's probably fallen into a star! HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Diabolik (1999) See more »

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"Chickens are a cruel people."
29 July 2001 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Well, the MST crew has done it again. This movie is extremely bad. The plot is weak and is very confusing. The special effects are even worse. Granted it was the 1950s and not nearly as advanced as today, but come on, they could have done better. Worst of all was the dub-bing. It has such terrible dialogue, that doesn't even make any sense. Of course, the movie makes for a classic episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. So many hilarious lines come from Mike, Servo and Crow; I almost busted a gut from laughing. As with the many other terrible movies, avoid Prince of Space unless you have the protection of MST.

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