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Tôkyô zonbi (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 10 December 2005 (Japan)
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.

Director:

Sakichi Satô

Writers:

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)
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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 December 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tokyo Zombie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Lacklustre
14 June 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The box bills TOKYO ZOMBIE as the Japanese SHAUN OF THE DEAD, but sadly that turns out not to be the case. This is a very low budget, entirely offbeat Japanese comedy, that's more interested in the sport of jujitsu than actual zombies. In fact, the zombies themselves turn out to be a mere plot device, a background for the central storyline which is about the friendship between two demented buddies.

It starts off on a fairly good footing, reminding you of some of the classic Japanese zombie films like JUNK and VERSUS, which all seemed to be filled with loads of chaotic energy and incident. Sadly, as the storyline progresses at a very slow pace indeed, you realise that TOKYO ZOMBIE just doesn't know what kind of film it wants to be. The zombies are dull and the storyline is silly, going nowhere and offering little of the surreal humour I'd expected to see.

It all falls apart for me around the halfway mark, where there's a gap of five years, because the second half just isn't as interesting as the first. The whole idea of the satirical gameshow is just a flop from the beginning and the film concludes with a whimper rather than a bang. The characters are an acquired taste to say the least and the production values are low; I usually like offbeat Japanese fare but not this time. I didn't laugh once.


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