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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.

Director:

Yûgo Serikawa

Writers:

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

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Great animation, terrible dubbing and music. Not for kids.
20 April 2019 | by WisdomsHammerSee all my reviews

Quick rundown: (All of this is my opinion, of course)

Pros:

  • Great animation somewhere between the style of the old 90s X-Men cartoons and Pokemon. The backgrounds were especially striking to me, but I really liked the way they drew Frankenstein and his monster in this. This alone made it worth watching for me. I liked it that much.
  • The story is good, even if the dialogue is not.


Cons:
  • Terrible script. The story itself is good but it's not told very well.
  • I don't know what the Japanese version sounds like but the English dubbing is TERRIBLE. I cannot stress how bad it is. It's so bad. I had it muted most of the time. I just couldn't stand it. On the plus side, the story is pretty obvious even without subtitles so I didn't need dialogue to follow most of it.
  • The score is pretty bad, too.


Pro or Con depending on your viewpoint:
  • A mature and tragic story that doesn't pull many punches.
  • Kind of bloody and gory in parts.


That's my two cents. 5/10 for me.


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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