MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,956 this week

Jipangu (1990)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 221 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 529 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 420 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
 
a list of 141 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
a list of 3507 titles
created 15 Oct 2013
 
a list of 531 titles
created 20 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Jipangu" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jipangu (1990)

Jipangu (1990) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jipangu.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana
Ganheddo (1989)
Action | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Brooklyn's smuggling companions are slaughtered, sometimes violently, one by one as they wantonly defy the security systems of the Kyron-5. Babe falls into a vat of green liquid and becomes... See full summary »

Director: Masato Harada
Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Brenda Bakke, James Brewster Thompson
Charisma (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ren Ôsugi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, Jung Suh
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Koreya Senda
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mr. Ogata lives a complicated life: he is a pornographer making two skin flicks per day and trying to stay beneath the radar screen of the local mob; he deeply loves his ailing wife Haru ... See full summary »

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Shôichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Ganjirô Nakamura
Darkman (1990)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
Sôseiji (1999)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryô, Yasutaka Tsutsui
Zipang (2004–2005)
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of Zipang is basically the same as that of the movie The Final Countdown, only with a few twists. The Japanese AEGIS Destroyer "Mirai" of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ... See full summary »

Stars: Takanori Hoshino, Tetsu Inada, Yoshiko Iseki
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An aging silent film actress hires a private eye and his wacky but helpful assistant to track down her missing daughter, Bellflower. The two follow a succession of bizarre, obscure clues, ... See full summary »

Director: Kaizô Hayashi
Stars: Morio Agata, Kenji Endo, Fujiko Fukamizu
Utsushimi (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This documentary follows a butoh master, a fashion designer, and a filmmaker racing against time to create art and help a young girl in love.

Director: Shion Sono
Stars: Shinichirô Arakawa, Nobuyoshi Araki, Kazushi Fueki
Zebraman (2004)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsurô Watabe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Masahiro Takashima ...
Jigoku Gokurakumaru
Narumi Yasuda ...
Teppo Yuri
Mikijirô Hira ...
King of Zipang
Haruko Wanibuchi ...
Queen
Bengaru ...
Kenzo
Shirô Sano ...
Bunshichi
Chiyonosuke Azuma ...
Mikio Narita
Michiru Akiyoshi ...
Mawarame
Shu Ken ...
Man
Yukio Yamato ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teru ...
(as Teruhiko Uragami)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

japan | renegade | cult | swordplay | ninja | See All (6) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 1990 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Zipang  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (DVD release)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jigoku's swords are numbered 1-9, but you don't get to see all of them, in order of use they are... sword no 7 - 17 kills (long samurai sword) sword no.6 - 12 kills (2 daggers in single scabbard) sword no.5 - 12 kills (long handle short sword that fires blade) sword no.4 - 22 kills (sword with scabbard that attaches to handle) sword no.3 - 1 kill (long very flexible sword) sword no.1 - 52 kills (very long samurai sword) sword number 9 - 1 kill (Large curved, wide bladed scimitar) another sword of his is seen, a large samurai sword with a spinning top on the hilt. Jigoku kills 146 people throughout the movie. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazing with it's stupidity
21 December 2006 | by (Sofia,Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Well , I've had enough with stupid movies, but this one has something in deep. Actually I could not find it, but this movie make me to laugh on some proper moments. The beginning was strange and I saw some well known characters like : Zatoichi - but this one could see, Sazen Tange, an European sword fighter(?!?) and a bunch of samurais waiting on a bridge just to be slayed by Jigoku's sword. If we ignore the idiotic idea of having assistants who passes the sword to Jigoku like golf sticks, we have a fairy tale. A queen of the sunless land, a weird tattooed nudist (this guy rock- in the beginning he just yells like a savage guy and almost everyone could kick his butt all the time. It was hilarious.) We do have a strange vision of love between Yuri the pistol and Jugoku. Well the pistols , rocket launchers and other stuff along with the faked midget elephant make this movie a tale about a strange world - as it is in: The NeverEnding Story. It's probably the same. Next thing is the quest of finding a treasure - a golden sword (ignore the strange useless shape of it) and funny ninja tricks. Just see the movie without having great expectations.


1 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Under-rated classic ! But why on earth is it an 18 ? pixelperfect
Discuss Jipangu (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?