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Monster of Frankenstein (1981)

Kyofu densetsu: Kaiki! Furankenshutain (original title)
Japanese animated adaptation of Marvel's "The Monster of Frankenstein" comic book series.


Yûgo Serikawa


Gary Friedrich (comic book), Michael G. Ploog (comic book) | 2 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Masao Komatsu Masao Komatsu ... Franken (voice) (as Masatada Komatsu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Detective 1 (voice)
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu ... Frankenstein's Monster (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Emily Frankenstein (voice)
Minori Matsushima Minori Matsushima ... Elizabeth Frankenstein (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Dean (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Grandfather (voice)
Nachi Nozawa Nachi Nozawa ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein (voice)
Yoku Shioya Yoku Shioya ... Phillip (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Detective 2 (voice)
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Skel (voice)
Keiko Yamamoto Keiko Yamamoto ... Housekeeper (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Inspector Belbo (voice)


Japanese animated adaptation of Marvel's "The Monster of Frankenstein" comic book series.

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Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Kyofu densetsu Kaiki! Furankenshutain: Competent but sombre
7 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Marvel Studios + Japanese anime + Frankenstein? Now that is an interesting combination.

That's right from the people who bring you the Marvel/Avengers universe we have a feature length animated adaptation of Frankenstein in traditional anime style.

It's mixed tones are very unusual, it's sickly sweet animation style crossed with blood and violence.

For the most part its stays loyal to the original material and that plays to its benefit and detriment.

Frankenstein was always full of social messages, the questions raised being the mentality of playing god and whether he was truly a monster or if man become the monster in response to his existence.

Dark gritty and yet at the same time sickly sweet this is a watchable though highly depressing film but don't expect any similarity with other Marvel works. Truth be told this is closer to Studio Ghibli than Marvel.

The Good:

Looks great

Hard hitting adaptation

The Bad:

The monsters groans get real old real fast

Ultimately still a very depressing tale

Script is pretty flawed

Stupidly sickly in places

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

There are clothes easily available for purchase for mute 9 foot monsters

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