Tokyo Zombie

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Tokyo Zombie
Japanese cover of Tokyo Zombie
(Tōkyō Zonbi)
Written byYusaku Hanakuma
Published bySeirinkogeisha
English publisher
PublishedSeptember 1999
Live-action film
Directed bySakichi Sato
Written bySakichi Sato
Music byHiroshi Futami
StudioToshiba Entertainment
ReleasedDecember 10, 2005 (Japan)
Runtime103 min

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 film was released in North America, UK and later Australia and New Zealand in 2009.


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.

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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]


  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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