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15 October 2011 (Japan) See more »
In 2011, A Robo Legend Will Rise Again
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Itsuji Itao ... Yutaka Daimon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Naoto Takenaka ... Daimon's father
Demo Tanaka

Hiroyuki Watanabe ... Detective
Mami Yamasaki ... Miss Borg

Directed by
Noboru Iguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Noboru Iguchi  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Toshimichi Ohtsuki .... producer
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
Cinematography by
Yasutaka Nagano (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tsuyoshi Wada 
Makeup Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsutomu Abe .... gaffer
Other crew
Norman England .... subtitlist
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
Marc Walkow .... overseas promotion

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Also Known As:
"Denjin Zabôgâ" - Japan (original title)
"Denjin Zaborger: The Movie" - Japan (English title)
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114 min
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Features "Denjin Zaborger" (1974)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Super-crazy Japanese comicbook-action sci-fi, 22 May 2011
Author: KnatLouie from Copenhagen, Denmark

When reviewing a movie like this, it's hard to know where to start, and where to end, as this movie is so full of crazy gadgets, wacky gimmicks, and over-the-top action. But basically, this movie (based on a 52-episode TV-series from the 1970s) is a fun romp to watch.

The plot is somewhat as follow: When their city is overrun with criminals, the local police-force turn to their local hero, Yutaka Daimon, and his best friend/karate-robot/motorcycle, Zaborgar. But they suddenly find themselves over their heads, when the evil mastermind Dr. Akunomiya attacks the town, extracting the DNA of scientists, top-politicians and other highly influential people, in order to build a giant killer robot, which will give him unlimited power. This evil doctor has a bunch of crazy hit men with him, and also the seductive Miss Borg (who has an on/off relationship with Daimon), all forming the powerful criminal gang called Sigma.

But they didn't figure Daimon and Zaborgar would be able to defeat them, and underestimated their powers, which led to a huge battle for the ultimate fate of the universe midway through the movie. However, the story doesn't end so easily, and many years after the apparent ultimate showdown, Daimon and Zaborgar would have to fight again, which is where the actual movie begins for real.. kinda.

Anyway, I'll give this 7/10, as it's one of the more entertaining entries in the never-ending crazy-cinema wave from Japan, although a bit silly, it never leaves the audience bored, as the imaginative craziness never stops!

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