Sho Aikawa
Director: Takashi Miike Cast: Sho Aikawa
Sho Aikawa
, Kyoka Suzuki
Kyoka Suzuki
, Teruyoshi Uchimura
Teruyoshi Uchimura
Takashi Miike


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A nebbish father and schoolteacher finds the courage to face both his personal issues and a horde of invading aliens after assuming the guise of an unpopular television superhero in maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike's warmhearted comedy. Nice guy Shinichi (Sho Aikawa) just can't seem to find the respect he so readily deserves -- he's cuckolded at home, his son is constantly harassed by bullies, and his teenage daughter is always willing to sell her body to the highest bidder. In order to escape from his depressive reality, Shinichi frequently slips into his private room and dons his patchwork Zebraman costume. As a child Shinichi loved Zebraman, and despite the fact that only six episodes of the series ever aired, the nobility of the character has stuck with Shinichi well into adulthood. One night, while Shinichi is prowling the streets in his Zebraman costume, he comes across the frightful Crabman -- a perverted villain with a crab head and a dangerous pair of scissors. Already in character, Shinichi acts on his Zebraman instincts and effectively employs the Zebraman back kick. Later, Shinichi strikes up a friendship with handicapped transfer student and fellow Zebraman fan Asano, and begins to develop feelings for the boy's pretty and kindhearted mother. Suspecting that an alien takeover may be at hand when a horde of squishy extraterrestrial invaders begin possessing the locals and claiming the lives of young girls, the fledgling superhero leaps into action. While at first Shinichi bumbles in his attempts to keep the town safe from these strange beings, it doesn't take long for him to develop the confidence that will allow him to truly take on the persona of his childhood hero and fully realize his Zebraman powers.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
UPC: 0631595121681
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Tokyo Shock
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 44,600

Special Features

Trailer for 1978 TV series Singer of Zebraman theme song Hero show Special announcement Theatrical trailer TV spots Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sho Aikawa Shinichi/Zebraman
Kyoka Suzuki Kana
Teruyoshi Uchimura Ippongi
Yui Ichikawa Midori
Koen Kondo Segawa
Akira Emoto Kani-Otoko
Atsuro Watabe Actor
Naoki Yasukouchi Actor
Makiko Watanabe Actor
Yoshima Mishima Actor
Yu Tokui Actor
Yoji Tanaka Actor

Technical Credits
Takashi Miike Director
Koji Endo Score Composer
Shigeyuki Endo Producer
Kumi Fukuchi Producer
Tsuguo Hattori Co-producer
Takashi Hirajo Executive Producer
Kankuro Kudo Screenwriter
Mitsuru Kurosawa Executive Producer
Yoshiya Obara Sound/Sound Designer
Makoto Okada Co-producer
Akira Sakamoto Production Designer
Taiji Shimamura Editor
Kazunari Tanaka Cinematographer
Keiji Tsuji Stunts
Keiji Tsujii Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Zebraman
1. Chapter 1 [5:03]
2. Chapter 2 [6:15]
3. Chapter 3 [6:41]
4. Chapter 4 [7:36]
5. Chapter 5 [8:03]
6. Chapter 6 [6:50]
7. Chapter 7 [5:48]
8. Chapter 8 [13:40]
9. Chapter 9 [10:08]
10. Chapter 10 [7:36]
11. Chapter 11 [9:22]
12. Chapter 12 [4:12]
13. Chapter 13 [10:00]
14. Chapter 14 [4:57]
15. Chapter 15 [3:56]
16. Chapter 16 [4:12]
17. Chapter 17 [3:09]
18. Chapter 18 [:05]

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