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Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (2010)

Zeburâman: Zebura Shiti no gyakushû (original title)
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Zebraman awakens fifteen years in the future, unclear on what has happened to him, and quickly discovers that the evil Zebra Queen has a hold on Tokyo.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writer:

Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)
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Show Aikawa ... Zebraman (as Shô Aikawa)
Riisa Naka ... Zebra queen
Tsuyoshi Abe Tsuyoshi Abe ... Niimi
Masahiro Inoue Masahiro Inoue ... Shimpei
Mei Nagano Mei Nagano ... Sumire
Naoki Tanaka Naoki Tanaka ... TV Zebraman
Taka Guadalcanal Taka Guadalcanal ... (as Gadarukanaru Taka)
Suzanne Suzanne ... Mika
Hideo Nakano Hideo Nakano
Nana Mizuki Nana Mizuki ... Alien (voice)
Ken Maeda Ken Maeda ... Congressman
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Doctor
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita ... Rapist
Mame Yamada Mame Yamada ... Nu
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka
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Zebraman awakens fifteen years in the future, unclear on what has happened to him, and quickly discovers that the evil Zebra Queen has a hold on Tokyo.

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Spun-off from Zebura minisuka porisu no gyakushu (2010) See more »

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Ultra Zebraman
25 August 2011 | by gothic_a666See all my reviews

Sequels are often poorer when compared to the originals. Zebraman is an exception. The second movie builds an entire world around the Zebraman concept to the point that the color scheme is almost entirely black and white. Instead of weaving the superhero aspect into present day Japan Zebraman 2 takes place in a strange future with plenty of Orwellian vibes. Dystopia matched with oppression of the vaguely Fascist kind are brought to life with flashy visuals and fast paced scenes.

The movie takes Zebraman and turns it into a mythology of sorts with a strong polarity between good and evil. The campy aspect of the franchise is upgraded to include a lot of sexiness and tight music videos spliced into the video and even connected with the plot. At points this sequel's main point seems to be to promote the music but strangely enough it works remarkably well.

There is still plenty of corny humor but the overall tone is serious with even something like social critique with 'Zebra time', five minutes per day in which any violent act is permitted. The greatest innovation has got to be the new villain, a very attractive girl with black latex outfits worthy of any dominatrix worth her salt. She is also responsible for delivering the song around which so much of the story revolves. Her performance adds a flair of traditional comic book evilness and spices things up.

Some points do not seem to jive all that well with the original, back is Asano, the little kid befriended by Zebraman, now all grownup but for some reason Zebraman's family is never of again nor does he even ask about it. The final battle is as epic as it to be expected but followed by an hilarious conclusion.

Zebraman 2 is everything that the first one was and then much more. It is bigger, louder and maybe even crazier. Recommended for fans of the original but avoid the spin-off at all costs.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 May 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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$1,270,219
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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