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I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | | Action, Horror | 23 April 2016 (Japan)
One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Kengo Hanazawa (manga), Akiko Nogi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kasumi Arimura ... Hiromi
Masami Nagasawa ... Tsugumi Oda
Yô Ôizumi ... Hideo Suzuki
Miho Suzuki ... Zombie - Tekko
Yoshinori Okada ... Sango
Nana Katase ... Tekko
Hisashi Yoshizawa Hisashi Yoshizawa ... Iura
Jin Katagiri Jin Katagiri ... Korori Nakada
Tôru Kazama Tôru Kazama ... Chikura
Makita Sports Makita Sports ... Matsuo
Muga Tsukaji Muga Tsukaji ... Mitani
Natsu Andô Natsu Andô
Toshifumi Muramatsu Toshifumi Muramatsu
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui ... Abe
Kazunori Kaneko Kazunori Kaneko
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Storyline

One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite severe injuries including a broken neck, the victim's body stands up and walks away. Hideo questions whether this is another one of his hallucinations, but strange events begin happening around him.

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Action | Horror

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 April 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Soy hèroe See more »

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$13,770,528
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Outlet Mall scene was filmed entirely at the mall in South Korea that went out of busisness few years ago. Due to the strict gun law of Japan, the goverment did not allow producers to use the gun for the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley and lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Performed by Allie Goertz
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21 November 2015 | by antonqvarfordtSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Stockholm International Filmfest. today and I really enjoyed it.

If I had to sum it up in a brief sentence i'd say it's as if the guy who wrote the "The Walking Dead" comic had written a Shaun of the Dead comic, and they made a movie out of that (I haven't read the manga this film is based on, but I assume that's more or less what it is).

It looks pretty expensive and has good effects and action, it's very well directed and acted, making the aesthetic of the film really paint its own manga-inspired universe.

The parts I didn't like is whenever it attempts to do somewhat serious drama, when it does it just seems entirely tone-deaf and alien. I'd give this movie a 3/5 and if they skipped the 20% of attempted drama and replace it with more over-the-top zombie comedy/action it'd be a 4/5.

I'd recommend this movie to most people and for zombie/nerd culture fans it's a must-see and likely a cult classic.


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