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Yûsaku Hanakuma (manga "Tôkyô zonbi")
Sakichi Satô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 2005 (Japan) See more »
A horror-comedy manga feature about two blue-collar factory workers (who happen to be jiu-jitsu experts) dealing with a ravenous, flesh-eating zombie uprising in Tokyo. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tadanobu Asano ... Fujio
Shô Aikawa ... Mitsuo
Erika Okuda ... Yoko
Arata Furuta ... Ishihara
Hina Matsuoka ... Fumiyo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satoshi Hashimoto ... Dongaira
Kazuya Kakuta ... Zombie
Takuya Kakuta ... Zombie
Masaki Miura ... Maasan's Army
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Zombie
Yasuhi Nakamura ... Yocchan
Taishin Ohtsuka
Harumi Sone ... Maasan
Maria Takagi ... Yocchan's sister

Mitsuki Tanimura ... Yukarin
Kazuo Umezu ... Akiyama / Prince
Hiroshi Yamamoto

Directed by
Sakichi Satô 
Writing credits
Yûsaku Hanakuma (manga "Tôkyô zonbi")

Sakichi Satô (screenplay)

Produced by
Yusaku Toyoshima .... producer
Haruo Umekawa .... producer
Original Music by
Hiroshi Futami 
Cinematography by
Isao Ishii 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
Production Design by
Hisao Inagaki 
Costume Design by
Michiko Kitamura 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Masashi Furuya .... sound
Jillinda Palmer .... sound editor (english version)
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Atsushi Doi .... visual effects supervisor
Animation Department
Ben Hibon .... animation director

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Also Known As:
"Tôkyô zonbi" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:103 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Six rotten thumbs up for "Tokyo Zombie"..., 12 May 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"Tokyo Zombie" is exactly what you would expect from a zombie movie from Japan; being cheesy, Japanese people painted ashen-gray, and an overall exaggeration of everything.

The story in "Tokyo Zombie" was actually alright. We follow the two very odd, both in appearance and personality, friends Fujio (played by Tadanobu Asano) and Mitsuo (played by Shô Aikawa), working at a fire-extinguisher factory. The people of Tokyo are burying their trash and their dead at Black Fuji, a black mountain of garbage. Toxic waste starts to reanimate the dead buried there, and the zombies start shambling stiffly about, looking for human flesh to devour. And soon after, Tokyo is in a lot of trouble...

The acting in this movie was as you'd expect, adequate and silly. Lots of overacting here and the zombies were just hilarious. You need to approach this movie with no sense of an actual serious zombie movie. This is a zombie comedy spoof, and it have so many elements that seen to be making fun of a lot of Romero's movies. So think of a Japanese version of an extreme version of "Shaun of the Dead", then you will have a rough idea of what "Tokyo Zombie" is like.

"Tokyo Zombie" is extreme in so many ways, but it works out well enough, because it is extreme in a hilarious way. I believe that "Tokyo Zombie" is either a movie that you will love or hate, I don't see any in-between here. I found "Tokyo Zombie" to be a fun movie to watch, it was a nice spoof of a zombie movie, in the way that only the Japanese can manage to bolster up.

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