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Robo Jî (2012)

Three employees of the Kimura Electrical Company are due to present a new robot to an important robot exhibition in the coming days, but after an accident in which the robot is destroyed, ... See full summary »


Shinobu Yaguchi


Shinobu Yaguchi (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Naoto Takenaka
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Cosplay Man in robot costume
Gaku Hamada
Tomoko Tabata Tomoko Tabata
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis ... (as Shinjirô Igarashi)
Takehiko Ono Takehiko Ono
Emi Wakui Emi Wakui
Jun'ya Kawashima Jun'ya Kawashima
Tôru Kizu Tôru Kizu
Chan Kawai Chan Kawai ... (as Shôgo Kawai)


Three employees of the Kimura Electrical Company are due to present a new robot to an important robot exhibition in the coming days, but after an accident in which the robot is destroyed, to save their job and the company reputation, they decide to hire an actor to get inside the remains of the robot. Written by sjacques

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Release Date:

14 January 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Robo-G See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Suzuki often drinks jars of sake. They are cheap and easy to drink. In Japan there is a strong image of older men often consuming these drinks. See more »


References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Death of a robot... birth of the superhero...
12 November 2013 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

A movie about robots is not rare among Japanese movies. If you are an Anime movie fan you would have seen plenty of movies with robots. This 'Robo-G' was a brilliantly written and directed movie. There was no compromise in movie quality. Why I am saying that mean it was not the movie that highly depended on computer graphics, in fact I saw none CGI works in the movie. Most importantly it is not even a science fiction but related to that theme.

The owner of the Kimura electrical appliance is keen to participate in upcoming Robo- expo. Three of his employees are busy creating a humanoid but there is insufficient time to finish it. One week to go, they decide to put a man inside a robot costume and finish the event smoothly. Then the 70 year-old Suzuki comes across who was disappointed for his unrecognition by his friend from the recently concluded cultural program. So he decides to join them three and everything ends as planned. But the real problem arises when an enthusiastic college student shows interest to doing project on the national sensation robot called new Shiokaze.

The movie fulfilled my expectations. I found it a kinda part of a fresh idea. When I read about the movie I was not sure that it will work but after a watch I came to know that I was wrong before. Wherever it has came from, Hollywood, Bollywood, Eurowood, K- movies or J-movies, it will be a treat for movie fanatics like me. I love robot themes, I consider it is one of my most expected from sci-fi themes. This movie brought plenty of laughs in me. I felt that it was quite a lengthy movie though the pace was steady and holds the audience without much unwanted scenes. The end twist was good, it was a good solution that what I had curiosity about all the way. And an another scene in the end which leaves a sign that indicates sequel is in due. I will be happy if they make another 'Robo-G' movie.


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