Karate-Robo Zaborgar (2011)
"Denjin Zabôgâ" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 402 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 39 critic

A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.



Watch Trailer
0Check in



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dead Sushi (2012)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests.

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Rina Takeda, Kentarô Shimazu, Takamasa Suga
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On her sixteenth birthday, Rin (Yumi Sugimoto), a bullied, timid schoolgirl witnesses her parents killed by fearful, anti-mutant humans. Rins dormant mutant abilities are awakened and she ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Asami, Noboru Iguchi, Tak Sakaguchi
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her bullied sister, young karate student Megumi accompanies four older friends on a trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Také, ... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Arisa Nakamura, Mayu Sugano, Asana Mamoru
RoboGeisha (2009)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Yoshie, the younger and ill-treated sister of a renowned Geisha, is discovered to have natural strength and fighting ability. She's recruited into an army of Geisha assassins by the rich ... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Asami, Naoto Takenaka, Yoshihiro Nishimura
Sukeban Boy (2006)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A raucous teen boy with a feminine face is teased everywhere, so his odd biker father dresses him as a girl and sends him to an all-girl school. The lad introduces himself as Sukeban, and a... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Asami, Kaori, Demo Tanaka
Helldriver (2010)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
Stars: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka
Deadball (2011)
Comedy | Horror | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Mari Hoshino, Miho Ninagawa
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Her beloved mother murdered by a vicious gang of assassins, young Yuki (2007 Best Buttocks Award-winner Akiyama) transforms herself into a gothic lolita killing machine, wielding a lethal ... See full summary »

Director: Gô Ohara
Stars: Rina Akiyama, Ruito Aoyagi, Asami
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave "Necroborgs" will leave you dizzy and drained - in a good way.

Directors: Yudai Yamaguchi, Jun'ichi Yamamoto
Stars: Issei Takahashi, Aoba Kawai, Kenichi Kawasaki
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ami is a typical college girl. She's bright, friendly, popular and athletic, with nothing to set her apart from other girls her age other than the fact that she is an orphan, left to care ... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Kentarô Shimazu
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

AS group of young schoolgirls walking through the woods is attacked and raped by a gang of thugs. Only one of the girls survives, but is badly injured. She is found by a scientist who takes... See full summary »

Director: Kengo Kaji
Stars: Yû Aiba, Takeshi Ayabe, Terri Doty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

After a nuclear attack in Tokyo, the female population is attacked by infected males who have become sex-crazed zombies, hungry for human flesh. Officeworker Momoko and nurse Nozomi seek ... See full summary »

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Stars: Rina Aikawa, Yui Aikawa, Kazuyoshi Akishima


Credited cast:
Itsuji Itao ...
Yutaka Daimon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Red Rugby Robot
Akira Emoto ...
Dr. Akunomiya
Yasuhisa Furuhara ...
The Younger Daimon
Yûya Ishikawa
Cay Izumi
Yuya Miyashita ...
(as Yûya Miyashita)
Hiroaki Murakami
Yui Murata
Aimi Satsukawa
Sakichi Satô
Kentarô Shimazu
Daimon's father
Demo Tanaka


A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


In 2011, A Robo Legend Will Rise Again


Action | Sci-Fi


See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

15 October 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Denjin Zaborger: The Movie  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Remake of Denjin Zaborger (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Get ready to roll with homage action comedy Karate-Robo Zaborgar
6 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Throughout the 70's and 80's the Japanese live action film or TV series involving superheroes and monsters utilizing heavy effects, also known as tokusatsu, was a huge market. Well known properties like Godzilla and Ultraman got some of the biggest recognition, but they were only a small portion of them. Now director Noboru Iguchi has brought the popular genre back with an action comedy based on the 1974 series Denjin Zaborger, but will it do the classic series justice?

Karate-Robo Zaborgar follows a Yutaka Daimon and his karate-robot/motorcycle, Zaborgar as they fight against the evil organization Sigma who is kidnapping prominent business men to harvest their DNA for the ultimate weapon. This is a hard film to review mostly due to the genre. This is not a film for everyone, unless you enjoyed the old school shows and films it's based on you will not get the overall joke aspect of what it is trying to deliver. With that being said this is a ridiculously brilliant homage to a genre that is all but gone. Almost every kid of the 70's and 80's grew up on these films and hold a special place with most of them. This film takes the subject matter and while still delivers a silly film; it is one that is a whole lot of fun. Filled with a crazy story, wacky robots, gadgets, and characters, this is more of an experience than a film. There is plenty of action that is well done as well as the over the top silly action that will have you rolling with laughter and entertainment. There are moments that will leave you wondering what they were even thinking, but as a whole this movie delivers the fun and classic feel that it sets out for.

Karate-Robo Zaborgar is a special film that delivers everything fans of this genre old and new enjoy. Make no mistake this will only appeal to a certain audience base, but if you give it a chance you are in for a good time that you will not soon forget. As a special side note, there is an awesome montage sequence during the credits of the original series that shows all the homage and similar moments added to this film that just makes it that much better after watching it.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Art of Japanese Special Effects dutchgroundz
Coming to US DVD/Blu-Ray September 11th iceanvil
Discuss Karate-Robo Zaborgar (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: