Bye-Bye Jupiter (1984)

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Toho Company, Limited Movie
The Japanese poster for Bye-Bye Jupiter
Bye-Bye Jupiter
Directed by Koji Hashimoto,
Sakyo Komatsu
Produced by Sakyo Komatsu,
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Written by Sakyo Komatsu
Music by Kentaro Haneda,
Yumi Matsutoya,
Jiro Sugita
Distributor TohoJP
Rating Unrated
Running Time 129 minutesJP
(2 hours, 9 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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Bye-Bye Jupiter (さよならジュピター,   Sayonara Jupitā, lit. Goodbye Jupiter) is a 1984 tokusatsu film produced by Toho. It was released to Japanese theaters on March 17, 1984.


The following synopsis is taken from the back cover of Discotek's 2007 DVD release of the film:

"In the 22nd Century, the United Earth Federation has begun colonizing neighboring planets in the solar system. While attempting to extract water from Mars' polar ice caps, a UEF science team uncovers ancient carvings that describe the crash of an alien spacecraft on the planet Jupiter several millennia ago. The discovery postpones the initial phase of the Jupiter Solarization Project, a plan to transform the gas giant into a second sun, providing both additional solar energy for Earth and making the outer worlds fit for colonization. From Minerva Station in the orbit of Jupiter, Dr. Eiji Honda is dispatched to ensure that alien life does not exist on Jupiter before the planned mission is to commence.

When scientists discover that a black hole is approaching the solar system, Earth's only hope is to abandon the Solarization Project and instead send Jupiter into the black hole. Dr. Honda must race to complete the new mission before time runs out!"


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

  • Directed by   Koji Hashimoto and Sakyo Komatsu
  • Written by   Sakyo Komatsu
  • Produced by   Sakyo Komatsu and Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Music by   Kentaro Haneda, Yumi Matsutoya, and Jiro Sugita
  • Stock Music by   Akira Ifukube and Ikuma Dan
  • Cinematography by   Kazutami Hara
  • Edited by   Yoshitami Kuroiwa
  • Production Design by   Akira Sakuragi
  • Assistant Directing by   Masaaki Tezuka
  • Special Effects by   Koichi Kawakita


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

  • Tomokazu Miura   as   Eiji Honda, SSDO Chief
  • Diane Dangely   as   Maria Basehart
  • Rachael Huggert   as   Dr. Millicent Wilem
  • Akihiko Hirata   as   Dr. Inoue Ryutarou
  • Andrew Hughes   as   Senator Shadllic
  • Masumi Okada   as   Dr. Mohammed Mansur
  • Hisaya Morishige   as   Earth Federation President
  • Miyuki Ondo   as   Anita
  • Ron Irwin   as   Captain Hoger Kinn
  • Paul Taiga   as   Peter, Jupiter Church Founder
  • William Tapier   as   Edward Webb, SSDO President
  • Toshiro Mifune   as   Musashi Miyamoto
  • Koji Tsuruta   as   Kojiro Sasaki
  • Yosuke Natsuki   as   Detective Shindo (stock footage)
  • Takashi Shimura   as   Dr. Tsukamoto (stock footage)



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Main article: Bye-Bye Jupiter/Gallery.


Main article: Bye-Bye Jupiter (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Sayonara Jupiter (さよならジュピター,   Japan)
  • Goodbye, Jupiter, Goodbye (Adiós, Júpiter, Adiós; Spain)
  • Steely Vultures Space (Ατσαλένιοι γύπες του διαστήματος Atsalénioi gíles tu thiastímatos; Greece)
  • Operation Jupiter (West Germany)

Theatrical Releases

Video Releases

Geneon DVD (2003)[1]

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

Discotek DVD (2007)[2]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (5.1 Surround), English (2.0 Mono)
  • Special Features: Behind the scenes featurette (30 minutes), About the Film, Another Sayonara Jupiter (description of a stage version of the film), trailers, photo gallery
  • Notes: Out of print.

Though Bye-Bye Jupiter is not available on Blu-ray, an HD version can be rented or purchased on the Japanese versions of Amazon Video and iTunes.



Bye-Bye Jupiter Japanese trailer
Bye-Bye Jupiter International trailer



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