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Big Man Japan (2007)
"Dai-Nihonjin" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  2 June 2007 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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A sequel to the sci-fi/comedy centered on a specially powered man who defends Tokyo from giant monsters.

Comedy | Sci-Fi

A remake of the sci-fi/comedy centered on a specially powered man who defends Tokyo from giant 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
...
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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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

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

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2 June 2007 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$40,257 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Dera amôre
Written by Hitoshi Matsumoto
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Absolute B-movie goodness...
15 September 2007 | by (Brampton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw this as part of the 2nd to last movie of Midnight Madness 2007 at the Toronto International Film Festival... This is such a bizarre absurdly funny movie especially the last 30 minutes of the film...

I think I was in the minority of the movie viewers since most of the people there were of Japanese or Chinese decent.. But regardless of what your culture everyone was enjoying the film. I have to wonder if the film makers ran out of money for the final battle scene.. Too funny..

Hopefully this will get picked up for domestic distribution in North America it would do well for the intended audience...


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