Big Man Japan is a 2007 Japanese superhero mockumentary written and directed by and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto. It follows Masaru Daisato. Daisato is an otherwise normal Japanese citizen except for an inherited ability to grow to a height of approximately 30 meters in response to the application of high voltage electricity.
As both his father and grandfather before him, Daisato has accepted the duty to protect Japan against various giant monsters while working for a sub-division of the defence ministry called the Ministry of Monster Prevention.
Despite his great powers, he increasingly finds himself mocked by his fellow citizens while struggling under the burden of living up to a heroic lineage that increasingly overshadows his own mediocre accomplishments as a monster fighter.
To further complicate matters, he is deeply estranged from his own wife and child. By the film’s end, his failures and doubts reach a hallucinogenic apotheosis.
|Hitoshi Matsumoto||Masaru Daisatō/Big Man Japan|
|Riki Takeuchi||Leaping Monster|
|Ryūnosuke Kamiki||Child Monster|
|Haruka Unabara||Strangling Monster|
|Itsuji Itao||Female Stink Monster|
|Hiroyuki Miyasako||Super Justice’s Mother|
|Takayuki Haranishi||Male Stink Monster|
|Daisuke Miyagawa||Super Justice|
|Taichi Yazaki||Masaru’s Grandfather/the Fourth|
|Shion Machida||Masaru’s Ex-Wife|
|Atsuko Nakamura||Bar Proprietress Azusa|
|Daisuke Nagakura||Masaru’s Grandfather (young)|
|Motohiro Toriki||Masaru’s Father/the Fifth|
|Keidai Yano||Young Masaru|
|Junshirō Hayama||Shintō Priest|
Categories: Cult Movies