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Yudai Yamaguchi (screenplay)
Isao Kiriyama (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 September 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tak Sakaguchi ... Yakyû Jubei
Atsushi Itô ... Megane
Hideo Sakaki ... Hôichi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôichirô Masumoto ... Umpire
Akiko Mishiro
Alex Revan ... Blaster
Kanae Uotani ... Young mother

Directed by
Yudai Yamaguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isao Kiriyama  screenplay
Gatarô Man  comic
Ryuichi Takatsu  writer
Yudai Yamaguchi  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... executive producer: Media Suits
Itaru Fujimoto .... executive producer: KlockWorx
Ryûhei Kitamura .... producer
Hidemi Satani .... planner
 
Original Music by
Daisuke Yano 
 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
 
Makeup Department
Susumu Nakatani .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Carl Shimkin .... production manager
 
Stunts
Gô Ohara .... stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... utility stunts
 

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Also Known As:
"Jigoku Kôshien" - Japan (original title)
"Battlefield Stadium" - International (English title)
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Japan:87 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Army of Darkness meets Excel Saga, 1 May 2008
Author: furex (furex@tiscali.it) from Mestre, Italy

Or is it the other way round? ^^ Anyway, with cheesy SFX, over-the-top acting, and absolutely nonsensical jokes, Battlefield Baseball comes out as one hilarious film that doesn't take itself seriously for nary a minute - mixing some neat AoD tricks with the kind of Japanese humor, which is pretty typical of manga and anime.

I haven't had the pleasure to read the original manga, but the closest comparison I can call, considering all the lampooning going on here, is the anime version of Excel Saga (which incidentally has an episode about baseball heroes - make sure you watch that if you haven't yet!) The movie is quite successful in what it was trying to do (and probably one the few that manages to pull it off): it's guaranteed to make you laugh - provided you like the styles of the source material. And Tak Sakaguchi is simply great as the archetypal anti-hero a.k.a. the bad 'student with long hair and a dirty uniform'.

Two thumbs up!

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