Tetsujin 28: The Movie
|Tetsujin 28: The Movie|
|Directed by||Shin Togashi|
|Based on||Tetsujin 28-go|
|Distributed by||Geneon Universal Entertainment|
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.
- Hiroshi Abe
- Yû Aoi as Mami Tachibana
- Maryke Hendrikse as Miss Takamizawa
- Sosuke Ikematsu as Shotaro
- Teruyuki Kagawa
- Naoyuki Morita as Kenta Matsukawa
The film gained a lukewarm reception from critics.
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