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Yattâman (2009)

Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced ... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Tatsuo Yoshida (characters and story), Masashi Sogo (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shô Sakurai Shô Sakurai ... Gan Takada
Saki Fukuda Saki Fukuda ... Ai-Chan
Kyoko Fukada ... Doronjo
Kendô Kobayashi Kendô Kobayashi ... Tonzuraa
Katsuhisa Namase ... Boyacky
Kôichi Yamadera ... Yatterwoof / Yatterking / Odate-Buta / Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadao Abe Sadao Abe ... Dr. Kaieda
Shin'ichi Hatori Shin'ichi Hatori
Shingo Ippongi Shingo Ippongi
Graziano Molteni ... Yattacan / Yattaking / Yattapellicano (voice)
Anri Okamoto Anri Okamoto ... Shoko Kaieda
Ayumu Saitô Ayumu Saitô
Miyu Uehara Miyu Uehara
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Storyline

Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced mecha genius Boyacky-for pieces of the mystical skull stone, and every week the Doronbo gang failed (usually due to incompetence). Then there was a mushroom cloud, Gan and Ai did their Yatterman dance and the gang regrouped the following week to do it all over again. Written by SUBWAY CINEMA

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Norwegian

Release Date:

7 March 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yatterman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Horipro, J Storm, Nikkatsu See more »
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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The area where the heroes fight at the start of the movie is based on the Shibuya area of Tokyo. There are signs for 107 and MMV which are based on the famous 109 shopping centre and the HMV music store. Also the toyshop that the heroes work at is in an area that looks like the Takadanobaba area of Tokyo. See more »

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Remake of Yattâman (1977) See more »

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Do the Pose of Victory for Takashi Miike
11 April 2010 | by hellallujSee all my reviews

A must see for any fan of Yatterman and Takashi Miike. If you like Miike's work but haven't seen the Yatterman anime or don't really care what's it all about?, avoid this movie by all means, you won't like it.

The reason why the not-fans won't like it: It's too close to the source, the movie is as weird as the anime and it has that childish humor that some love. But, this childish humor is not for children, in Japan some gropping is seen as kiddie, but for us westerns the movie should be PG-13 for a couple of scenes that I won't spoil.

The whole atmosphere and dialogue feels exactly as the anime should feel when taken to live action, this is a perfect example as how a cartoon should be translated, no matter how silly it could look. Too bad we westerns won't see a proper anime to movie translation, the Wachowskis tried it and most people bash their good effort.

Anyway, the movie is just a fun ride and it's worth a fair 6 outta 10, but it grows to a 7 because of the faithfulness to Yattâman.


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