- Japan, 2009
- directed by Takashi Miike
- colour, 119 minutes
- Certificate: 15
- Date Released: May 2012
- Japanese Teaser Trailer
- Two Behind the scenes featurettes (Rehearsals & filming and Set & costume design)
- Cast & Crew interviews (Takashi Miike, Shô Sakurai, Hiroshi Sasagawa)
- Cannes film festival promo
- Stills Gallery
Eureka! Classics | Classic seventies anime series Yatterman flies to the silver screen in a brilliant crime-fighting explosion of candy-coloured camp, over-the-top adventure, and pure popcorn entertainment. Directed by legendary cult director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi The Killer, Audition) and featuring a brand new plot and re-imaged characters, this live action debut of Yatterman will re-define the robot action adventure genre.
Gan, the only son of a toy shop owner, and his girlfriend Ai are just normal teens who like to tinker away with robotic inventions – that is, when they’re not out keeping the world safe from evil! Together with their giant robot dog Yatterwoof, and their small incompetent robot Toybotty, Gan & Ai transform into crime-fighting duo Yatterman to fight for world peace. Waging battle against perennial nemeses, the Doronbo gang. Formed by sexy villainess Doronjo and her lackeys Boyacky, and Tonzra, the Doronbo trio will stop at nothing to recover the powerful wish-granting Skull Stone, but they’ll have to get past Yatterman first!
“The sugar rush of goofiness and fun brims to the point of overflowing but Miike has never tasted so delicious and sweet.” – Twitch Film