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Yatterman (2009)

Yattâman (original title)
A toy shop owner/hero and his assistant/heroine battle a leather-clad vixen and her minions to prevent them from acquiring the pieces of a mystical skull.


Takashi Miike


Tatsuo Yoshida (characters and story), Masashi Sogo (screenplay)
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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 Graziano Molteni ... Yattacan / Yattaking / Yattapellicano (voice)
Anri Okamoto Anri Okamoto ... Shoko Kaieda
Ayumu Saitô Ayumu Saitô
Miyu Uehara Miyu Uehara


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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Did You Know?


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 »


Remake of Yattâman (2008) See more »

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A lot of fun but a little overlong.
10 October 2009 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Once again somebody let Miike get a hold of something originally intended for children and family audiences and let him go with it. Once again, as in "The Great Yokai War", he manages to stay true to the source while having some fun with it. There's a decent number of funny scenes and the look of the film is imaginative. While I'm sure Japanese audiences who remember the original television series can appreciate it more, other viewers can enjoy the silliness regardless.

The actors are having fun with their roles and the effects (while frequently cartoony) go with the self-conscious storyline. The few downsides are the editing which slows down by the second half and the inevitable Miike-isms which get through in this movie a bit more than "The Great Yokai War". While most of this movie can be considered a family entertainment at one point the Bad Guys create a female robot with exposed breasts that shoots bullets and missiles out of it's nipples. Whenever the robot fires, it goes into increasing orgasmic convulsions. Some might laugh that off but soon Miike has mini ant robots bite the female robot's left nipple off which results in a spray of oil out of the gash along with more orgasmic vocalizations. Suddenly the Good Guy's dog robot gets sexually aroused by the mutilation and leaps over to passionately kiss the female robot. Ichi the Killer anyone? Anyway, aside from another scene involving a girl's inner thigh (he did this in Yokai War as well), the film could have been a fun family entertainment. As it is, it's recommended for adults.

Overall it's good and be sure to watch through the credits.

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Release Date:

7 March 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yatterman See more »


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Horipro, J Storm, Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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