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Film
Daimajin Ikaru poster
Directed by                   Produced by
Kenji Misumi  ?
Written by                       Music by  
Tetsuro Yoshida Akira Ifukube
Distributed by                       Rating      
Daiei JP Unrated
  Budget                           Box Office
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Running Time
79 minutes JP
(1 hour, 19 minutes)
Designs Used
ShodaiMajin

Return of Daimajin (大魔神 怒る,   Daimashin Ikaru?, lit. Angry Daimajin) is a 1966 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Daiei Film Co. Ltd. It is the second film in the Daimajin trilogy.


Plot

A short time after Daimajin's victory in the first film, the Daimajin spirit has taken residence as his statue form on an island in the middle of a lake. On the shores of the lake lie two villages, Chigusa and Nagoshi. These two villages are bordered by a third, home to an evil lord. The citizens flee to Chigusa as often as they can, and make their way there, where the lords are only too happy to take in the refugees. One day the evil lord decides to take over the two villages, and he sees a window of opportunity in a festival that is held every year. Knowing of the risk Daimajin would present, the lord sends his soldiers to detonate the statue using explosives. A group of people are singled out by the lord's forces and eventually reach the submerged remains of Daimajin statue, and ask for his help in the situation. Now awakened, The spirit takes back his physical form, and travels to the lord's village and attacks. Laying waste to the area, he kills the lord and his allies, before returning to his spirit form and departing from the lake's shores.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kazuo Mori
  • Written by   Tetsuro Yoshida
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Assistant Directing by   Hitoshi Obuchi

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Hideki Ninomiya   as   Tsuruchiki
  • Shinji Hori   as   Daisaku
  • Masahide Iizuka   as   Kinta
  • Muneyuki Nagatomo   as   Sugitatsu
  • Junichiro Yamashita   as   Syohachi
  • Tôru Abe   as   Hidanokami Arakawa
  • Takashi Nakamura   as   Sanpei
  • Hiroshi Nawa   as   Daizen Matsunaga
  • Tanie Kitabayashi   as   Old Woman Kane
  • Riki Hashimoto   as   Daimajin
  • Yûzô Hayakawa   as   Yoshibei
  • Yukio Horikita   as   Yada
  • Manabu Morita   as   Toma Kuroki

Appearances

Monsters

Gallery

Main article: Return of Daimajin/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: Return of Daimajin (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Majin Strikes Again
  • Daimajin Strikes Again
  • Return of Majin
  • The Return of the Giant Majin
  • Majin Monster of Terror

Video Releases

A.D. Vision (2002)[1]

  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Format: Box set, Color, Letterboxed, Live, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Other Details: 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 270 minutes runtime, 2 disc

Mill Creek Entertainment (2012)[2]

  • Blu-Ray
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Collector's Edition, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Other Details: 1.77:1 aspect ratio, 240 minutes runtime, 2 disc

Trivia

  • This is the only instance in the original trilogy where Daimajin is first found in an area which isn't mountainous in terrain.

References

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