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Death Kappa (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 27 November 2010 (Japan)
The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of ... See full summary »


Tomo'o Haraguchi


Masakazu Migita (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Daniel Aguilar Gutiérrez Daniel Aguilar Gutiérrez
Matt Alt Matt Alt ... Himself - Kappa Expert
Hideaki Anno
Michelle Ann Dunphy Michelle Ann Dunphy ... Reporter (voice)
Shinji Higuchi Shinji Higuchi
Misato Hirata Misato Hirata
Mitsuko Hoshi Mitsuko Hoshi
Ryûki Kitaoka Ryûki Kitaoka
Mika Mika
Yakan Nabe Yakan Nabe
Hiroko Sakurai
Karen Strassman ... (voice)
Cristina Valenzuela ... Kanako (voice)
Marc Walkow Marc Walkow ... Horrified Tourist
Hiroko Yoda Hiroko Yoda ... Herself - Kappa Expert


The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of researchers dedicated to developing amphibious super soldiers based on the kappa of legends. When their experiment's result in murder by some escapees, the appearance of an actual kappa, and the triggering of an atomic bomb, the consequences are of epic proportions. Written by Anonymous

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Don't even bother with this one...
30 July 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I had at least expected the movie to at least have some sense of entertainment value, after all it does focus on one of the more famous of Japanese creatures in mythology.

Or at least, one would think that. But this movie quickly lost track of what it started out as and went into a full-blown "Godzilla" rip-off.

Nothing in the movie made sense, and I hope that the movie was meant to be a spoof, because everything in the movie was just fundamentally bad. From the creature costume, which clearly was just a badly made suit, to the fake model tanks, buildings and airplanes. And the airplanes and helicopters were held up with clearly visibly strings. And the big monster was also just a man in a horribly fake costume.

The special effects were as bad as the actual storyline, and it just quickly became painful to witness on the screen.

I gave up 20 minutes before the movie ended. I just couldn't suffer through a single minute more of the ordeal that is "Death Kappa".

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