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Big Man Japan (2007)

Dai-Nihonjin (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 2 June 2007 (Japan)
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An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hitoshi Matsumoto ...
Masaru Daisatô / Dai-Nihonjin
Riki Takeuchi ...
Haneru-no-jû
Ua ...
Manager Kobori
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ...
Warabe-no-jû
Haruka Unabara ...
Shimeru-no-jû
Tomoji Hasegawa ...
Interviewer / Director
Itsuji Itao ...
Female Niou-no-jû
Hiroyuki Miyasako ...
Stay With Me
Takayuki Haranishi ...
Male Niou-no-jû
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Super Justice
Takuya Hashimoto ...
Midon
Taichi Yazaki ...
Daisatô's Grandfather
Shion Machida ...
Daisatô's Ex-wife
Atsuko Nakamura ...
Bar Proprietress Azusa
Daisuke Nagakura ...
Daisatô's Grandfather - Younger
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Storyline

An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and destroy buildings. The giant and the monsters are computer-generated. Written by Ed

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 June 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Big Man Japan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,133 (USA) (15 May 2009)

Gross:

$40,257 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Connections

Followed by Untitled Big Man Japan Sequel See more »

Soundtracks

Fureai
Music by Taku Izumi
Lyrics by Keisuke Yamakawa
Performed by Masatoshi Nakamura
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US premier was cool
26 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i loved it. it was a credit to the "mockumentary" genre. the basic premise was interesting, but the beginning was really slow. still, i enjoyed every minute of the movie, and i especially like how the director chose to add subtitles for all the signs and graffiti. this made the movie much more hilarious.

it really does a good job of making fun of monster movies, especially the last 10 or so minutes. if you enjoy dry humor, you will enjoy the film. whoever the director is, he's a genius. this movie has inspired me to start watching the sci-fi channel as well (for the monster movies)

10/10


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