Japan Unleashes its Own Monster Squad with Kaibutsu-Kun

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Oh, Japan. We love your resiliency in the face of tragedy. We love your strange fascination with tentacles, and most of all we love your nothing short of outrageous films. Yet another monster-filled tale is on its way from the Far East, and we’ve got your first look at Kaibutsu-Kun right here!

Kaibutsu-Kun is a children’s horror movie that’s based upon a 1965 manga from Fujiko Fujio. Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura, Kaibutsu-Kun opens in Japan this November and stars Satoshi Ohno, Norito Yashima, Ryûhei Ueshima, and Choi Hong Man.

According to our friends over at Twitch, “Kaibutsu first appeared in 1965 as a manga by Fujiko Fujio, the story of a shape-shifting boy and his friends Dracula, Wolfman and Franken who travel from Monster Land to the human world, proving successful enough that it spawned anime versions in 1968 and 1980 and a live action television version running on Japan’s NTV now. The television cast, anchored by Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno, will be making the move to the big screen in a movie that looks to borrow from and mash together influences from a host of other sources.

Look for more soon! In the interim check out a truly bizarre little trailer!

Japan Unleashes its Own Monster Squad with Kaibutsu-Kun

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