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Karate-Robo Zaborgar (2011)

Denjin Zabôgâ (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 15 October 2011 (Japan)
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A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.


Noboru Iguchi


Noboru Iguchi (screenplay)





Credited cast:
Itsuji Itao ... Yutaka Daimon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asami ... Red Rugby Robot
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Dr. Akunomiya
Yasuhisa Furuhara Yasuhisa Furuhara ... The Younger Daimon
Yûya Ishikawa Yûya Ishikawa
Cay Izumi Cay Izumi
Takurô Kodama Takurô Kodama
Yuya Miyashita Yuya Miyashita ... (as Yûya Miyashita)
Hiroaki Murakami Hiroaki Murakami
Yui Murata Yui Murata
Sakichi Sato Sakichi Sato
Aimi Satsukawa
Kentarô Shimazu Kentarô Shimazu
Naoto Takenaka ... Daimon's father
Demo Tanaka Demo Tanaka


A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.

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In 2011, A Robo Legend Will Rise Again


Action | Sci-Fi


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The film is a remake of the 1970s show Denjin Zaborger. See more »


Remake of Denjin Zaborger (1974) See more »

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Get ready to roll with homage action comedy Karate-Robo Zaborgar
6 September 2012 | by rgblakeySee all my reviews

Throughout the 70's and 80's the Japanese live action film or TV series involving superheroes and monsters utilizing heavy effects, also known as tokusatsu, was a huge market. Well known properties like Godzilla and Ultraman got some of the biggest recognition, but they were only a small portion of them. Now director Noboru Iguchi has brought the popular genre back with an action comedy based on the 1974 series Denjin Zaborger, but will it do the classic series justice?

Karate-Robo Zaborgar follows a Yutaka Daimon and his karate-robot/motorcycle, Zaborgar as they fight against the evil organization Sigma who is kidnapping prominent business men to harvest their DNA for the ultimate weapon. This is a hard film to review mostly due to the genre. This is not a film for everyone, unless you enjoyed the old school shows and films it's based on you will not get the overall joke aspect of what it is trying to deliver. With that being said this is a ridiculously brilliant homage to a genre that is all but gone. Almost every kid of the 70's and 80's grew up on these films and hold a special place with most of them. This film takes the subject matter and while still delivers a silly film; it is one that is a whole lot of fun. Filled with a crazy story, wacky robots, gadgets, and characters, this is more of an experience than a film. There is plenty of action that is well done as well as the over the top silly action that will have you rolling with laughter and entertainment. There are moments that will leave you wondering what they were even thinking, but as a whole this movie delivers the fun and classic feel that it sets out for.

Karate-Robo Zaborgar is a special film that delivers everything fans of this genre old and new enjoy. Make no mistake this will only appeal to a certain audience base, but if you give it a chance you are in for a good time that you will not soon forget. As a special side note, there is an awesome montage sequence during the credits of the original series that shows all the homage and similar moments added to this film that just makes it that much better after watching it.


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Release Date:

15 October 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate-Robo Zaborgar See more »

Filming Locations:

Maebashi, Gunma, Japan See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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