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Release Date:
21 December 1966 (Japan) See more »
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A Wave of Evil Has Been Unleashed! See more »
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In the Japanese mountains, a warlord enslaves the men of nearby villages. A group of young boys decide to rescue their fathers and awaken Daimajin, who brings his ancient power to bear against a new weapon, the rifle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Hideki Ninomiya ... Tsurukichi
Shinji Hori ... Daisaku
Masahide Iizuka ... Kinta
Muneyuki Nagatomo ... Sugitatsu
Junichiro Yamashita ... Syôhachi
Tôru Abe ... Hidanokami Arakawa
Takashi Nakamura ... Sanpei
Hiroshi Nawa ... Daizen Matsunaga
Tanie Kitabayashi ... Old Woman Kane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riki Hashimoto ... Majin
Yûzô Hayakawa ... Yoshibei
Yukio Horikita ... Yada
Manabu Morita ... Tôma Kuroki

Directed by
Kazuo Mori 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tetsurô Yoshida 

Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hitoshi Obuchi .... chief assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Yoshiyuki Kuroda .... visual effects director
 

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Also Known As:
"Daimajin gyakushû" - Japan (original title)
"Daimajin Strikes Again" - USA (informal English title)
"Return of Majin" - USA (video title)
"The Return of the Giant Majin" - USA (dubbed version)
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USA:79 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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When the three Majin films were released on video by ADV in the 1990s, this film was given the title "Wrath of Daimajin", which is actually the title for the second Majin film. That film was called "Return of Daimajin", which is the title for the third film in the series.See more »
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Daimajin of the lake saves the day., 30 August 1999
Author: junguur from Seattle

The sleeping Daimajin has moved to an island home and the people under his protection live happily at lakeside. When evil warlords decide its time to subjugate these peaceful neighboring domains they go right for their leaders with some sneaky assassins and a surprise attack. As a demoralizing move they blow up the stone god in his island home. What a bad move that turns out to be. Not the best of the three Daimajins. It's much less beautifully filmed and the story isn't so great. I liked "Return of Daimajin" best because the kids are cute and the cinematographer had the eye of a naturalist.

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