Warning from Space (1956)

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Warning from Space
The Japanese poster for Warning from Space
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Spacemen Appear in Tokyo (1956)

Directed by Koji Shima
Producer(s) Masaichi Nagata
Written by Hideo Oguni (screenplay)
Gentaro Nakajima (novel)
Music by Seitaro Omori
Distributor DaieiJP
Four Star InternationalUS, 1964[1]
AITVUS, 1968[2]
Running time 87 minutesJP
(1 hour, 27 minutes)
88 minutesUS
(1 hour, 28 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
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Warning from Space (宇宙人東京に現わる,   Uchūjin Tokyo ni Arawaru, lit. Spacemen Appear in Tokyo) is a 1956 tokusatsu science-fiction film produced by Daiei. It was released to Japanese theaters on January 27, 1956, becoming the country's first science-fiction film in color.


When a rogue planet threatens to collide with Earth, a race of aliens must find a way to warn humanity before it is too late.


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Koji Shima
  • Written by   Hideo Oguni (screenplay), Gentaro Nakajima (novel)
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Music by   Seitaro Omori
  • Cinematography by   Kimio Watanabe
  • Edited by   Toyo Suzuki
  • Special Effects by   Kenmei Yuasa


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Keizo Kawasaki   as   Dr. Toru Itsobe
  • Toyomi Karita   as   Ginko
  • Bin Yagisawa   as   Pairan No. 2
  • Shozo Nanbu   as   Elderly Dr. Toru Itsobe
  • Bontaro Miake   as   Dr. Kamura
  • Mieko Nagai   as   Taeko Kamura
  • Kiyoko Hirai   as   Mrs. Matsuda
  • Isao Yamagata   as   Dr. Matsuda
  • Gai Harada   as  
  • Yuzo Hayakawa   as   Policeman
  • Kanji Kawahara   as   Dr. Takashima
  • Sachiko Meguro   as   Mrs. Tokuko Isobe
  • Toshiyuki Obara   as   News Reporter Hideno
  • Fumiko Okamura   as   Madam Ohana
  • Shiko Saito   as   Mystery Man
  • Koh Sugita   as   News Reporter
  • Tetsuya Watanabe   as   Sankichi

Titra Sound Studios English Dub

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Jack Curtis   as   Pairan Leader
  • Bret Morison   as   Dr. Kamura[2]
  • Larry Robinson   as   Dr. Matsuda / Hideno


Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Main article: Warning from Space/Gallery.


Main article: Warning from Space (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Spacemen Appear in Tokyo (literal Japanese title)
  • Uchujin Tokyo Ni Arawaru (English Japanese Blu-ray title)
  • Assault to the Earth (Asalto a la Tierra; Spain)
  • The Mysterious Sattelite (Le Satellite Mystérieux; France)
  • The Cosmic Man Appears in Tokyo (United States)
  • Unknown Satellite Over Tokyo (United States)

Theatrical Releases

Video Releases

Kadokawa DVD (2012)[4]

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese

Kadokawa Blu-ray + DVD (2019)

  • Region: A
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Trailer, reprinted press sheet
  • Notes: To be released on July 5, 2019

In the United States, Warning from Space is in the public domain, and the English-dubbed version has been released by too many companies to list completely, including Alpha Video, Digiview Entertainment, Miracle Pictures, and AFA Entertainment.


Japanese Warning from Space newsflash / special announcement
Japanese Warning from Space theatrical trailer


  • Despite being benevolent characters in the film, the Pairans are depicted as giant rampaging monsters in some posters for the film.
  • A giant Pairan alien made a brief appearance in the 1995 manga Manga Boys Special Edition: Gamera, where it helped to guide Gamera through space.


This is a list of references for Warning from Space. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Heffernan, Kevin. Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953–1968. Duke University Press. pp. 240, 241. 2004. ISBN: 9780822332152.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Craig, Rob. American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 403. 2019. ISBN: 9781476666310.
  3. Monsters From An Unknown Culture: Godzilla (and friends) in Britain 1957-1980 by Sim Branaghan - Part 3 - SMGuariento.com
  4. Amazon.co.jp: 宇宙人東京に現わる (1956) 角川書店


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7 months ago
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This movie was...... weird.
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