2/19/15

HENTAI KAMEN (2013)

Written by: Tim Nordstedt.

I found the cover to Hentai kamen when I was googling on... nevermind what I was  googling, but for your information it´s weirder than hentai, the cover felt so interesting in a purely heterosexual way, although there is nothinig wrong with homosexuality, I´m just not one even though in some occations I wish that was one, anyway funny cover, i got interested and checked in out as fast as i could and the movie itself was even funnier than the cover!




Hentai Kamen is based on a Manga written by Keishû Andô and luckily it got transformed to film with the help of Yûichi Fukuda and Shun Oguri, as I stated in my review for Hiruko the Goblin I don´t usually read Manga so I can´t really compare the originalversion with this one, neither have I seen the creations the writer for the moviescript made before Hentai kamen so I more or less had no idea what to expect at all.

Hentai kamen is a superhero movie but not in the same style as Marvel, DC or the likes of it, not even close, this is like Spiderman if Spiderman was made with hallucigenic drugs and under the influence of crossdressing shibari porn.

Here we follow the life of Kyosuke, a high school student that decided to follow his deceased father and become a knight of justice, there is only one problem, he is weak, even though he is a member of the martial arts club in school he is making little to no progress. One day some thugs decides to take a hostage and amongst the hostage we find the girl Aiko that Kyosuke is deeply in love with, determined to save the love of his life he gets into the building but realizes that if he have to save someone he must mask himself first, and the first thing he comes by is a pair of panties, putting the panties on his face releases his inner  perverted power and he becomes Hentai Kamen (Masked Pervert).

After becoming one with his supertriggered perversion he then goes to clean up the city from evil with punches kicks, dancing and teabagging and I mean litteraly teabagging, his main move is to shove the criminals heads right in his crotch but as a real superhero he doesn´t smack them with his jewels before he delivers a golden one liner. Despite being a reknown superhero with superballs everything isn't a walk in the park for Kyosuke, he still have to live his all day normal life and keep his alter ego secret while battling the feelings for Aiko and alot of bad guys with zany names.
Ofcourse a superhero movie is never complete without a super villain and here we have a whole gang that tries to take over the school and the hidden money that they are desperately searching for but none of them has the same panzarcovered balls as the surprising megasupervillain that is even more perverted than Hentai Kamen.

In the middle of this movie i thought that Takashi Miike had his finger in the making of this movie in some way and yes it´s pretty much that crazy. I was laughing throughout the most of this movie and I recommend it to anyone that loves wacky Japanese movies but if you will easily get put off by a ripped guy wearing a tad more revealing outfit than the mankini while having used ladies underwear on his face and gladly shoves peoples faces in his junk then this is not for you. And I'm pretty sure that there will be no American remake of Hentai Kamen.

Rating: 4 out of 5.



Directed by: Yûichi Fukuda
Written by: Keishû Andô, Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri
Produced by: Kôji Hyakutake, Kazuo Katô,
Tomohiro Kobayashi, Takahisa Miyaji, Hiroo Murakami

Cinematography by: Tetsuya Kudô
Editing by: ?
Special Effects by: Kazuhisa Yusa
Music by: Eishi Segawa
Cast: Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase, Tsuyoshi Muro, Shun Oguri, Yôsuke Ohmizu, Yoshinori Okada, Jirô Satô, Fumika Shimizu, Aiko Himeno
Ryôhei Suzuki, Takashi Tsukamoto, Ken Yasuda
Year: 2013
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Color: Color
Runtime: 1h 30min

Distributor: Toei Video Company


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