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Return of Daimajin -- In a mountainous region of Japan, Lord Arakawa kidnaps the men of nearby villages to use as slave labor, producing gunpowder from his sulfur pits. A band of young boys decide to rescue their enslaved fathers on their own.


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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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  (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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79 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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All three "Daimajin" movies were made at the same time but were released over a span of nine months in April, August and December 1966.See more »
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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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