It’s hard to believe that it’s been roughly eight years since the release of Takashi Miike’s superhero spoof “Zebraman”. Apparently time does fly when you’re having fun. The boys and girls over at Tokyo Shock are preparing to re-release the enormously entertaining action/comedy on DVD here in the States this June under their “Tokyo Shock Classic” label. Strange that we’ve reached the point where the term “classic” can be applied to some of the films that stoked the fires of my fascination with Asian cinema. I’m old! And, chances are, so are you.
If you haven’t heard of the flick, then you need to read this:
A down-and-out schoolteacher is called to become the real-life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman but he gets more then he bargained for when his black-and-white alter ego seems to be the only thing standing between absolute evil and a happy ending!
The film spawned a sequel in 2010, though, truthfully, it’s not as good as the original. Entertaining and enjoyable in its own right, mind you, but the tone is entirely different. The latest edition of “Zebraman” will hit on June 26th, 2012. Fans of Sho Aikawa should already own this, but if you don’t, your chance has arrived once again.
Via : City on Fire