The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

Big Man Japan (2007)

February 20, 2022

Byrd, Matt and Tom discuss the divisive kaiju satire from popular Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto.  This mockumentary follows a washed up Japanese super hero as he fights giant monsters, deals with his estranged family, and ponders his place in the world.  All the while, the film asks questions about modern Japanese cultural identity and what it means to be Japanese.  Released in 2007, this cynical character study was widely reviled by kaiju fans, yet was embraced by cinephiles and has since become a cult classic.  What side of the fence did we fall?  Listen and find out!

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