Zebraman: Directed by Takashi Miike. With Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, Yui Ichikawa. A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.
“I watched Zebraman at the IFFR in Rotterdam, and it was a coaster ride from beginning to end. Iu0026#39;ve seen a view movies by Miike Takashi, and they all had elements of gore and typical Japanese-over-the-top-violence. Not this one though!!! From the first second up itu0026#39;s totaly wicked. It has all the elements youu0026#39;ve already seen in this sort of action-figure-based movies, but in the hands of Miike it turns into movie magic. In a nutshell: Goodbye Hollywood! Sadako rocku0026#39;s! America doesnu0026#39;t!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story about a failed teacher/familyman, daydreaming about his alter-ego Zebraman who after construction of his ducktaped superhero outfit gets more then he could ever hoped for, will keep you on the edge for the entire length of the movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThose of you familiar with Miikeu0026#39;s previous work do not need to dispare: It wouldnu0026#39;t be Miike if there wasnu0026#39;t any blood, body fluids or slurry involved, but I canu0026#39;t tell you anything without spoiling, so: GO SEE!”