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13 August 1966 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Kôjirô Hongô ... Lord Juro
Shiho Fujimura ... Lady Sayuri
Tarô Marui ... Dodohei
Takashi Kanda ... Lord Danjô Mikoshiba
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôji Fujiyama ... Ikkaku Arai
Yûji Hamada ... Farmer 2
Chikara Hashimoto ... Shunpei Ikenaga / Majin(plays two parts)
Sei Hiraizumi ... Hayato Tabe
Yoshitaka Itô ... Farmer 3
Kiyokazu Kagatsume ... Ryûta - Dodohei's Younger Brother
Hyôsuke Kanbe ... Mohachi
Jutarô Kitashiro ... Genba Onikojima (as Jutarô Hôjô)
Keiko Koyanagi ... Shige
Hideo Kuroki ... Tasuke
Tsuyotake Matsuda ... Farmer 1
Kayo Mikimoto ... Toyo
Kôichi Mizuhara ... Kamon Doi
Kimiko Tachibana ... Kume - Dodohei's Mother
Gen Takasugi ... Saburôta Atô
Yûsaku Terashima ... Kanetsuki-wasuke
Asao Uchida ... Heibei Nakoshi - Sayuri's Father
Kôichi Uenoyama ... Katsushige Nakoshi - Sayuri's Brother

Directed by
Kenji Misumi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tetsurô Yoshida 

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
Special Effects by
Yoshiyuki Kuroda .... special effects
Other crew
Malinda Talbot .... Subtitle Script & Timing

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Also Known As:
"Daimajin ikaru" - Japan (original title)
"The Return of Giant Majin" - USA (TV title)
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79 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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All three "Daimajin" movies were made at the same time but released a year apart.See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Majin smashes more samurai and their evil warlord, 13 May 2000
Author: wh-3

Not much different from the first film except that Majin now resides on the top of a mountain instead of the side. Great art direction, nature photography and overall excellent special effects elevated what is essentially the same story as the first film. Evil warlord enslaves and kills innocent townspeople and Majin rises up and kills all the samurai. The warlord even dies the same way as in the warlord in the first film. The middle of the film is beautifully photographed but really boring as the children travel over Majin's mountain to rescue their fathers from the warlord. Akira Ikufube's score is really good too but you can't help but notice it's almost an exact copy of his work for the Toho monster films at the same time.

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