ESPY (1974)

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Credits for ESPY

Japanese ESPY poster
Alternate titles
Flagicon United States.png E.S.P./SPY (Video 1975)
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Directed by Jun Fukuda, Kenjiro Omori
Producer(s) Tomoyuki Tanaka, Fumio Tanaka
Written by Ei Ogawa, Sakyo Komatsu
Music by Masaaki Hirao, Kensuke Kyo
Distributor Toho
Running time 94 minutes
(1 hour, 34 minutes)
86 minutesUS, VHS
(1 hour, 26 minutes)
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ESPY (エスパイ,   Esupai) is a 1974 Japanese tokusatsu science-fiction film produced by Toho, based on a story by Sakyo Komatsu that was serialized in Weekly Manga Sunday in 1964. It was released to Japanese theaters on December 28, 1974, and to American theaters the following year.


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Main article: ESPY/Credits.

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

  • Directed by   Jun Fukuda, Kenjiro Omori
  • Written by   Ei Ogawa
  • Based on a Story by   Sakyo Komatsu
  • Produced by   Tomoyuki Tanaka, Fumio Tanaka
  • Music by   Masaaki Hirao, Kensuke Kyo
  • Cinematography by   Shoji Ueda, Kazumi Hara, Masaru Kakinuma, Hajime Yamagishi, Kenichi Eguchi, Sueyuki Yamaguchi
  • Edited by   Michiko Ikeda, Yoshio Tamura
  • Production Design by   Shinobu Muraki, Osami Tonsho, Yoshio Suzuki, Akira Kikuchi,
  • Assistant Directing by   Tsunesaburo Nishikawa, Shunichi Kobayashi, Kazuo Yoshida, Eiichi Asada
  • Special Effects by   Teruyoshi Nakano, Motoyoshi Tomioka, Toshiro Aoki, Yoshio Oguchi, Kazunobu Sanpei, Takeaki Tsukada, Takeshi Miyanishi, Tadaaki Watanabe, Yoshio Tabuchi
  • Theme songs "All We Need is Love" and "To an Unknown Country" performed by   Kiyohiko Ozaki
    • Lyrics by   Yoko Yamaguchi
    • Composed by   Masaaki Hirao
    • Arranged by   Kensuke Kyo


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

  • Hiroshi Fujioka   as   Yoshio Tamura
  • Kaoru Yumi   as   Maria Harada
  • Masao Kusakari   as   Jiro Miki
  • Eiji Okada   as   Salabad
  • Goro Mutsumi   as   Teraoka
  • Luna Takamura   as   Julietta
  • Hatsuo Yamaya   as   Ball
  • Jimmy Shaw   as   Godonov
  • Andrew Hughes   as   P.B.
  • Steve Green   as   Prime Minister of Baltonia
  • Willy Dorcey   as   Abdullah
  • Ralph Jesser   as   Anti-ESPY A
  • Franz Gruber   as   Anti-ESPY C
  • Koichi Ito   as   Government official
  • Yoshio Katsube   as   Reporter
  • Toshio Hosoi   as   Security guard
  • Hiroya Morita   as   Security guard
  • Yuzo Kayama   as   Lawyer
  • Tomisaburo Wakayama   as   Ulrov
  • Roger Wood   as   United Nations Mediation Committee member A
  • Anest Harness   as   United Nations Mediation Committee member B
  • Germal Liner   as   Anti-ESPY B
  • Bart Johanson   as   Anti-ESPY D
  • Shigeo Kato   as   Security guard
  • Kazuo Imai   as   Cameraman
  • Jiro Mitsuaki   as   Man at International Conference Center
  • Robert Dunham   as   Airline captain

English dub

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

  • Barry Haigh   as   Yoshio Tamura / Salabad
  • Michael Ross   as   Jiro Miki / Godonov
  • Matthew Oram   as   Hojo / Ulrov



  • Caesar
  • Anti-ESPIES

Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • Soviet Nuclear Submarine
  • Fuji-Bell 204B-2
  • Baltonian Prime Minister's plane


Main article: ESPY/Gallery.


Main article: ESPY (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles

  • E.S.P./SPY (US home video title)
  • The War of the Occult Powers (La Guerra de los Poderes Ocultos; Spain)



Japanese ESPY trailer


Credits from the American video release
English visuals used in the international export and American video versions


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2 months ago
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Yeah, @Les. While I was watching Jeffy the Psychic from SuperMarioLogan, I thought this was going to be an ESPY reference.


2 months ago
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What are Espies? Who's Caesar (not King Caesar)? What are Anti-Espies? show me pictures of what they look like.


2 months ago
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The ESPies and Anti-ESPies are just humans with telepathy. Caesar is a telepathic dog.


5 months ago
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Electronic spies?

The H-Man

5 months ago
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E.S.P. spies.
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