Mechanical Violator Hakaider

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Mechanical Violator Hakaider
Mechanical Violator Hakaider, DVD Cover.jpg
Cover art of DVD
Japanese 人造人間ハカイダー
Hepburn Jinzō Ningen Hakaidā
Directed by Keita Amemiya
Produced by Tatsuya Kimura
Ryoutoku Watanabe
Written by Toshiki Inoue
Starring Mai Hosho
Lough Armid
Naoki Aso
Distributed by Toei Company
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
51 minutes
(theatrical)
77 minutes
(director's cut)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Mechanical Violator Hakaider (人造人間ハカイダー, Jinzō Ningen Hakaidā) is a 1995 Japanese tokusatsu film directed by Keita Amemiya. The film features Hakaider in the role of an anti-hero as opposed to usually being portrayed as a villain.

Production[edit]

Mechanical Violator Hakaider was released in Japan on April 15, 1995. It was produced by Bandai/Toei and directed by Keita Amemiya. The title character was from the original Kikaider series.

Premise[edit]

In the distant future, war and peace walk side by side in the pseudo-utopian place called Jesus Town (formerly Jerusalem), ruled by a handsome, yet cruel seraphim named Gurjev and his android companion, Mikhail, long for total peace. Sealed far from civilization a long time ago is an android, code named Hakaider. Since his memory is rusty, he does not know his true purpose. After his fight with Jesus Town bikers, Kaoru and her band of rebel find him. He goes insane yet again and starts to whip the rebels one by one, only to have them killed by more of Gurjev's troops, all except Kaoru. Hakaider then regains his memory, thanks to Kaoru, whom he starts taking a liking to and promises to free Jesus Town from Gurjev and Mikhail.

Cast[edit]

  • Ryo (リョウ, Ryō) - Yuji Kishimoto (岸本 祐二, Kishimoto Yūji)
  • Kaoru (カオル, Kaoru) - Mai Hosho (宝生 舞, Hōshō Mai)
  • Cap (キャップ, Kyappu) - Satoshi Kurihara (栗原 敏, Kurihara Satoshi)
  • Ami (アミ, Ami) - Ami Kawai (河合 亞美, Kawai Ami) (Played as "河合 亜美")
  • Kiyo (キヨ, Kiyo) - Kiyohiko Inoue (井上 清彦, Inoue Kiyohiko)
  • Andy (アンディ, Andi) - Andy Smith (アンディ・スミス, Andi Sumisu)
  • Eddie (エディ, Eddi) - Eddie Lawrence (エディ・ローレンス, Eddi Rōrensu)
  • Rauf (ラウフ, Raufu) - Rauf Ahmed (ラウフ・アーメッド, Raufu Āmeddo)
  • Criminal (犯罪者, Hanzaisha) - Toshimichi Takahashi (高橋 利道, Takahashi Toshimichi)
  • Checkpoint Official (検問所係員, Kenmonjo Kakariin) - Ed Sardi (エド・サーディ, Eddo Sādi)
  • Commander of Heavy Armored Soldier (重武装兵隊長, Jūbusōhei Taichō) - Riichi Seike (清家 利一, Seike Riichi)
  • Burglars (盗掘者, Tōkutsusha) - Makoto Yokoyama (横山 誠, Yokoyama Makoto), Akira Ohashi (大橋 明, Ōhashi Akira), Kazuhiro Yokoyama (横山 和博, Yokoyama Kazuhiro), and Mitsuo Abe (阿部 光男, Abe Mitsuo)
  • Boy (少年, Shōnen) - Shohei Shibata (柴田 翔平, Shibata Shōhei)
  • Man in Brain Processing Room (頭脳処理室の男, Zunō Shorishitsu no Otoko) - Yukijiro Hotaru (螢 雪次朗, Hotaru Yukijirō)
  • Gurjev (グルジェフ, Gurujefu) - Yasuaki Honda (本田 恭章, Honda Yasuaki)
  • Hakaider (ハカイダー, Hakaidā, Voice) - Dai Matsumoto (松本 大, Matsumoto Dai)
  • Mikhail (ミカエル, Mikaeru, Voice) - Kazuhiko Inoue (井上 和彦, Inoue Kazuhiko)

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