Big Man Japan

Movie information

Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor.
Released on:
May 15, 2009 (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
March 2009

Magnet Releasing

Status: Released

Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Haruka Unabara

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Screenwriter: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Mitsuyoshi Takasu

Genre: Comedy
About the film:
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 ľan 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.
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $7,133 (2 theaters) | Domestic Total: $40,796
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