Big Man Japan

Release date: May 15, 2009
(limited)

Studio: Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action and crude humor)

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Starring: Riki Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Ua , Haruka Unabara, Tomoji Hasegawa, Itsuji Itao, Takayuki Haranishi, Daisuke Miyagawa

Genre: Comedy

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Plot 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.

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