Tetsujin 28: The Movie

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Tetsujin 28: The Movie
Directed by Shin Togashi
Based on Tetsujin 28-go
Distributed by Geneon Universal Entertainment
Release date
  • March 19, 2005 (2005-03-19)
Running time
119 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tetsujin 28: The Movie (鉄人28号) is a 2005 Japanese live action film remake of the 1960s anime television series Tetsujin 28-go.


This is a live-action film adaptation of the original giant robot series Tetsujin 28. Although a anime television series was first broadcast in 1964 there were no theatrical films of Tetsujin 28, making this the first original film adaptation. In addition, a television drama version was broadcast in 1960 as a live-action series.

The film is set in the modern era while still based on the original story, and emphasis is placed on the hero Shotaro Kaneda's coming-of-age subplot. Both Black Ox and Tetsujin 28 are CG in this film. Auditions, including a public offering were carried out at the beginning of the film's production in order to determine the roles of the main character Shotaro Kaneda, the heroine Tachibana Mami, Aoi Yu and others that Akira would select from among applicants of nearly 10,000 people each.



The film gained a lukewarm reception from critics.[1]


  1. ^ "Tetsujin 28: The Movie". Film 4. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 

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