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Roboman Hakaider (1995)

Jinzô ningen Hakaidâ (original title)
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The popular villain/antihero from the classic "Kikaider" TV series stars in his own movie, as a dark defender in a post-apocalyptic future.

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Keita Amemiya

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Arvintel Communications, Toshiki Inoue (screenwriter) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûji Kishimoto Yûji Kishimoto ... Ryo
Mai Hosho Mai Hosho ... Kaoru
Jiro Okamoto Jiro Okamoto ... Hakaider
Toshiyuki Kikuchi Toshiyuki Kikuchi ... Mikhail
Satoshi Kurihara Satoshi Kurihara ... Cap
Ami Kawai ... Ami
Kiyohiko Inoue Kiyohiko Inoue ... Kiyo (as Kiyokazu Inoue in English)
Andrew Smith Andrew Smith ... Andy (as Andy Smith)
Eddy Lawrence Eddy Lawrence ... Eddie
Rauf Ahmed Rauf Ahmed ... Rauf (as Lough Armid)
Toshimichi Takahashi Toshimichi Takahashi ... Criminal
Ed Sardi Ed Sardi ... Checkpoint Official (as Ed Thirdy)
Riichi Seike Riichi Seike ... Commander of Heavy Armored Soldier (as Toshikazu Seike in English)
Makoto Yokoyama Makoto Yokoyama ... Burglars
Akira Ohashi Akira Ohashi ... Burglars
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In the distant future, war and peace walk side by side in the pseudo-utopian place called Jesus Town (formerly Jerusalem), ruled by a handsome, yet cruel seraphim named Girjev and his android companion, Mikhail, long for total peace. Sealed far from civilization a long time ago is an android, code named Hakaider. Since his memory is rusty, he does not know his true purpose. After his fight with Jesus Town bikers, Kaoru and her band of rebel find him. He goes insane yet again and starts to whip the rebels one by one, only to have them killed by more of Girjev's troops, all except Kaoru. Hakaider then regains his memory, thanks to Kaoru, whom he starts taking a liking to and promises to free Jesus Town from Girjev and Mikhail. Written by Chibi Riza

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

25 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mechanical Violator Hakaider See more »

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1.85 : 1
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In Jesus Town,good guys wear black!
18 June 2000 | by Chibi RizaSee all my reviews

This movie here has to probably Keita Amemiya's most beautifully done film he has ever made (pays some respect to Ishinomori-san).

Hakaider has to do with the main cybernetic hero (with the same name as the movie) getting re-discovered by a gang from Jesus town,which was formerly the Holy Land in the Middle East.However,Hakaider lost all of his memory and starts blowing people apart.This all stops when he meets the pretty Kaoru (which looks like a Japanese double of Cyndi Lauper).Kaoru tells him about the evil that the handsome,if mavolent seraph Girjev and his servant,Mikhail has brought onto the town.In many beautiful(if albeit eery) dream like sequences that Kaoru has, Hakaider must not fight for himself,but for the people of Jesus Town as well.

The most original parts of this film is that,like I said,the good guy wears black and the bad guys wear white.It's really true,see it for yourself!

NOTE:This was also one of Amemiya's more controversial films,due to some imagery of shattered Jesus and Virgin Mary statues,plus the bad guys being rather "Angelic" looking.Watch only if you are not easily offended by the dark depiction of the Jewish/Christian faith.


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