Death Powder

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Death Powder
Directed byShigeru Izumiya
StarringShigeru Izumiya
Rikako Murakami
Takichi Inukai
Running time
62 minutes

Death Powder (デスパウダー, Desu Paudā) is a 1986 science fiction/horror film written and directed by Japanese poet/folk singer Shigeru Izumiya. It is credited as being the first core film of the Japanese cyberpunk subgenre that emerged during the 1980s, predating both Katsuhiro Otomo's anime film adaptation of Akira and Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo: The Iron Man.[1] Izumiya also stars in the film, alongside Rikako Murakami and Takichi Inukai, as a group of scientists that have stolen a cybernetic android.


  1. ^ Player, Mark. "Post-Human Nightmares: The World of Japanese Cyberpunk Cinema". Midnight Eye.

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