HK: Hentai Kamen – Abnormal Crisis (2016)

HK: Hentai Kamen – Abnormal Crisis
Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Writer: Keishû Andô
Based on: Keishū Ando’s manga Kyūkyoku!! Hentai Kamen
Sequel to: Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Superhero
Cast: Ryôhei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken YasudaYûya Yagira, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 24.9.2016
[Review by cornholio.]

Plot:
Kyosuke (Ryôhei Suzuki) is still wearing Aiko’s (Fumika Shimizu) panties to transform into Hentai Kamen. But he’s also still struggling with being a perverse superhero, as is Aiko who asks him for her panties back. Kyosuke agrees, although only very reluctantly. But it’s just at that moment when a new villain enters the scene who seems to be stealing all the panties in the entire city, leaving Kyosuke helpless.

Hentai Kamen 2 has some very funny bits too offer, but it does overstay its welcome ever so slightly. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to watch, though, especially in a cinema filled with people in a boisterous mood – which is how I saw it.

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I Am a Hero (2015)

I Am a Hero
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Writer: Akiko Nogi
Based on: Kengo Hanazawa‘s manga
Cast: Yô Ôizumi, Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa, Nana Katase
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 28.4.2016

Plot:
Hideo (Yô Ôizumi) is a manga drawer and a generally unremarkable guy. He dreams of big things but actually has achieved very little. His girlfriend is frustrated with his lack of drive and energy and finally decides to kick him and his shotgun out. At this lowpoint of his life, the world around him is turned on its head: something is infecting people, turning them into zombieesque ragemonsters, hellbent on eating whoever they can get their hands on. Hideo finds himself partnered up with schoolgirl Hiromi (Kasumi Arimura) and nurse Oda (Masami Nagasawa) to take up the fight.

I Am a Hero was sometimes very funny and sometimes very long. While I did like their take on zombies, the film never surpassed mediocrity for me.

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