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I AM A HERO

Original Title:
アイアムアヒーロー
© 2016 TOHO / avex pictures / SHOGAKUKAN / DENTSU / WOWOW / Hakuhodo DY media partners / JR Kikaku / KDDI / TOKYO FM / NIPPAN / Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions / HIKARI TV / GYAO

© 2009 Kengo Hanazawa / Shogakukan © 2016 TOHO / avex pictures / SHOGAKUKAN / DENTSU / WOWOW / Hakuhodo DY media partners / JR Kikaku / KDDI / TOKYO FM / NIPPAN / Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions / HIKARI TV / GYAO © 2009 Kengo Hanazawa / Shogakukan

★Audience Award & Best Special Effects Award in SITGES Film Festival!
★Audience Award & Oriental Express Special Award in Fantasporto 2016!!
★Audience Award in SXSW Film Conference and Festival!!!
★Golden Crow Award in Brussel International Fantastic Film Festival 2016!!!!

Story

Hideo Suzuki is still a manga artist’s assistant at the age of 35, but he dreams of making his own debut one day. Increasingly frustrated by his fruitless dreams, Hideo’s girlfriend, Tekko, blows up and kicks him out. Days later, Hideo returns to apologize to Tekko, but she doesn’t answer. She’s been infected by the mysterious virus that turns humans into ZQN, and attacks him! Hideo is shocked and flees Tokyo, taking his shotgun with him. (His hobby is target shooting.) The city is already overflowing with people infected with the virus. Hideo flees by train and taxi, but people are turning into ZQNs right and left. Amid the panic, Hideo meets high school student Hiromi Hayakari, and they team together to escape. While on the run, Hiromi is bitten by a baby ZQN. Hiromi becomes delirious and they fear the worst, but because the baby was still toothless, she turns into a half-breed -- “half ZQN/half human” -- that doesn’t attack humans. Hideo and Hiromi seek refuge, along with other survivors, on the roof of a shopping mall where they must shoot ZQNs on sight. Will Hideo be able to protect Hiromi and find a cure for the virus? Can they develop an antibody using Hiromi, who has become a humane ZQN?

Data

Original Comic
Kengo Hanazawa
Director
Shinsuke Sato
Screenplay
Akiko Nogi
Producer
Akihiro Yamauchi
Cast
Yo Oizumi
Kasumi Arimura
Masami Nagasawa
Release Date in Japan
2016.4.23
Runtime
127min.
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