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Tôkyô zonbi (2005)

A horror-comedy about two blue-collar factory workers (who happen to be jiu-jitsu experts) dealing with a ravenous, flesh-eating zombie uprising in Tokyo.


Sakichi Satô


Yûsaku Hanakuma (manga "Tôkyô zonbi"), Sakichi Satô (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Fujio
Shô Aikawa ... Mitsuo
Erika Okuda Erika Okuda ... Yoko
Arata Furuta ... Ishihara
Hina Matsuoka Hina Matsuoka ... Fumiyo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Aghajanian Patrick Aghajanian ... Yotchan (voice)
Kira Buckland Kira Buckland ... Yukarin (voice)
Kelly Green Kelly Green ... Matsu (voice)
Satoshi Hashimoto Satoshi Hashimoto ... Dongaira
Kyle Hebert ... Ishihara (voice)
Kazuya Kakuta Kazuya Kakuta ... Zombie
Takuya Kakuta Takuya Kakuta ... Zombie
Lauren Landa Lauren Landa ... Yoko (voice)
Shelby Lindley ... Fumiyo (voice)
Mike McFarland ... Ma-san (voice)


A horror-comedy about two blue-collar factory workers (who happen to be jiu-jitsu experts) dealing with a ravenous, flesh-eating zombie uprising in Tokyo.

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Action | Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

10 December 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tokyo Zombie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Six rotten thumbs up for "Tokyo Zombie"...
12 May 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Tokyo Zombie" is exactly what you would expect from a zombie movie from Japan; being cheesy, Japanese people painted ashen-gray, and an overall exaggeration of everything.

The story in "Tokyo Zombie" was actually alright. We follow the two very odd, both in appearance and personality, friends Fujio (played by Tadanobu Asano) and Mitsuo (played by Shô Aikawa), working at a fire-extinguisher factory. The people of Tokyo are burying their trash and their dead at Black Fuji, a black mountain of garbage. Toxic waste starts to reanimate the dead buried there, and the zombies start shambling stiffly about, looking for human flesh to devour. And soon after, Tokyo is in a lot of trouble...

The acting in this movie was as you'd expect, adequate and silly. Lots of overacting here and the zombies were just hilarious. You need to approach this movie with no sense of an actual serious zombie movie. This is a zombie comedy spoof, and it have so many elements that seen to be making fun of a lot of Romero's movies. So think of a Japanese version of an extreme version of "Shaun of the Dead", then you will have a rough idea of what "Tokyo Zombie" is like.

"Tokyo Zombie" is extreme in so many ways, but it works out well enough, because it is extreme in a hilarious way. I believe that "Tokyo Zombie" is either a movie that you will love or hate, I don't see any in-between here. I found "Tokyo Zombie" to be a fun movie to watch, it was a nice spoof of a zombie movie, in the way that only the Japanese can manage to bolster up.

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