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Director:
Writers:
Yûsaku Hanakuma (manga "Tôkyô zonbi")
Sakichi Satô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 2005 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tôkyô zonbi" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Japan:103 min
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Lacklustre, 14 June 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

The box bills TOKYO ZOMBIE as the Japanese SHAUN OF THE DEAD, but sadly that turns out not to be the case. This is a very low budget, entirely offbeat Japanese comedy, that's more interested in the sport of jujitsu than actual zombies. In fact, the zombies themselves turn out to be a mere plot device, a background for the central storyline which is about the friendship between two demented buddies.

It starts off on a fairly good footing, reminding you of some of the classic Japanese zombie films like JUNK and VERSUS, which all seemed to be filled with loads of chaotic energy and incident. Sadly, as the storyline progresses at a very slow pace indeed, you realise that TOKYO ZOMBIE just doesn't know what kind of film it wants to be. The zombies are dull and the storyline is silly, going nowhere and offering little of the surreal humour I'd expected to see.

It all falls apart for me around the halfway mark, where there's a gap of five years, because the second half just isn't as interesting as the first. The whole idea of the satirical gameshow is just a flop from the beginning and the film concludes with a whimper rather than a bang. The characters are an acquired taste to say the least and the production values are low; I usually like offbeat Japanese fare but not this time. I didn't laugh once.

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