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Director:
Writers:
Shimako Sato (screenplay)
So Kitamura (novels)
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Release Date:
20 December 2008 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
K-20: Legend of the mask See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Heikichi Endo
Takako Matsu ... Yoko Hashiba
Tôru Nakamura ... Kogoro Akechi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôhei Abe
Kanata Hongô ... Yoshio Kobayashi
Yuki Imai ... Shinsuke
Takeshi Kaga ... Mysterious Gentleman
Jun Kaname
Hana Kino
Fumiyo Kohinata
Jun Kunimura ... Genji
Kazuyoshi Kushida
Tôru Masuoka ... Inspector Namikoshi
Yutaka Matsushige
Ayumu Saitô
Kyûsaku Shimada
Reiko Takashima ... Kikuko
Hideji Ôtaki
Edward L. Papazian ... Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by
Shimako Sato  (as Shimako Satô)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
So Kitamura  novels "Kaijin Nijû Mensô Den" and "Kaijin Nijû Mensô Den: Seidô no Majin" (as Sô Kitamura)
Shimako Sato  screenplay (as Shimako Satô)

Produced by
Shuji Abe .... executive producer (as Shûji Abe)
Chikahiro Ando .... producer
Fannie Dai Hong .... line producer: Shanghai
Masaki Koide .... associate producer
Seiji Okuda .... executive producer
Yoshishige Shimatani .... chief executive producer
 
Original Music by
Naoki Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Kôzô Shibasaki 
 
Film Editing by
Ryûji Miyajima 
 
Production Design by
Anri Johjo  (as Anri Jôjô)
Anri Kamijô 
 
Art Direction by
Shinsuke Kojima 
 
Makeup Department
Kakusei Fujiwara .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Gô Abe .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Kiyoko Shibuya .... visual effects supervisor
Takashi Yamazaki .... special thanks: visual effects
 
Stunts
Tatsuro Koike .... action director
Oleg Krasnyanskiy .... stunt coordinator
 
Other crew
Jason Gray .... translator
Zhu Han Ying Harry .... production coordinator: Shanghai
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"K-20: Kaijin nijû mensô den" - Japan (original title)
"K-20: Legend of the Mask" - International (English title) (festival title)
"K-20: Legend of the Mysterious Person Twenty Faces" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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137 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
K-20: Legend of the mask, 21 February 2009
Author: helmutty from Singapore

K-20: Legend of the mask is considered a Japanese superhero movie although K-20 is not a superhero, he is more of Japanese robin hood but only more evil. The 2 billion yen movie has the realistic special effects that you rarely see in Japanese movies and its action scenes are breath-taking especially the acrobatic stunts and famous Takeshi Kaneshiro with good music

Story: It is set in 1949 where there is no world war, which is lucky. There is K-20, stealing priceless items from the rich. He frames an acrobat, Heikichi Endo (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Heikichi is caught and soon escapes. He then vows to unmask/catch K-20 and proves his innocence. The fight scenes with K-20 and Heikichi are stunning with amazing acrobatic stunts. I wish there will more of the breath-taking stunts in movies. As Heikichi races to find what K-20 is going after, it leads to the final battle between them where there happens to be a twist.

Overall: This is not to be missed for Takeshi fans or those who are fans of Japanese movies. K-20 may be a little long- the runtime is 2 hours 17 minutes but the plot is engrossing that you won't care about the time and watch how K-20 battles with Heikichi with wits and power. It is nice to see a big-budget Japanese action movie as the past few years, there are mostly Japanese thrillers like 20th century boys and death note.

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