Big Man Japan Image
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

Summary: A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems –an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero. (Magnolia Pictures)
Runtime: 113 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor.
Production: RealProduct
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Home Release Date: Jul 28, 2009
Director Credit
Hitoshi Matsumoto Director
Writer Credit
Hitoshi Matsumoto Written By
Mitsuyoshi Takasu Written By
Cast Credit
Atsuko Nakamura Bar Proprietress Azusa
Daisuke Miyagawa Super Justice
Daisuke Nagakura Daisatô's Grandfather - Younger
Haruka Unabara Shimeru-No-Jû
Hiroyuki Miyasako Stay With Me
Hitoshi Matsumoto Masaru Daisatô/Dai-Nihonjin
Itsuji Itao Female Niou-No-Jû
Riki Takeuchi Haneru-No-Jû
Ryûnosuke Kamiki Warabe-No-Jû
Shion Machida Daisatô's Ex-Wife
Taichi Yazaki Daisatô's Grandfather
Takayuki Haranishi Male Niou-No-Jû
Takuya Hashimoto Midon
Tomoji Hasegawa Interviewer/Director
Ua Manager Kobori
Producer Credit
Akihiko Okamoto Producer
Hiroshi Ôsaki Executive Producer
Hisaya Shiraiwa Executive Producer
Hitoshi Matsumoto Planner
Isao Yoshino Executive Producer
Yoshiya Nagasawa Associate Producer
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