Tokyo Zombie

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Tokyo Zombie
Tokyo Zombie.png
Japanese cover of Tokyo Zombie
東京ゾンビ
(Tōkyō Zonbi)
Manga
Written by Yusaku Hanakuma
Published by Seirinkogeisha
English publisher
Magazine Ax
Published September 1999
Volumes 1
Live-action film
Directed by Sakichi Sato
Written by Sakichi Sato
Music by Hiroshi Futami
Studio Toshiba Entertainment
Released December 10, 2005 (Japan)
Runtime 103 min
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Tokyo Zombie (Japanese: 東京ゾンビ Hepburn: Tōkyō Zonbi?) is a manga written in 1999 by Yusaku Hanakuma. It was subsequently made into a 2005 Japanese film written and directed by Sakichi Sato. The films stars Tadanobu Asano, Show Aikawa, and Erika Okuda.[1][2] The movie was released in North America, UK and later Australia and New Zealand in 2009.

Plot[edit]

Fujio and Mitsuo are two full-time slackers who work in a fire extinguisher factory. The two spend their lunch hours training to fulfill their dreams of being jujitsu champions. One day, they murder their boss and dump his body on a Tokyo toxic waste dump known as "Black Fuji". Things suddenly become worse when an army of the undead rises from the waste dump and begin to attack the living. In order to survive, they will have to employ their limited jujitsu skills, to either help or escape Tokyo.

Movie cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

In a list of "10 Great Zombie Manga", Anime News Network's Jason Thompson placed Tokyo Zombie in ninth place, calling it "good, cheesy, ultraviolent entertainment".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tokyo Zombie". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  2. ^ 東京ゾンビ(2005) (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  3. ^ Jason Thompson (January 9, 2014). "House of 1000 Manga - 10 Great Zombie Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 

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