Gunhed (1989)

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The Japanese poster for Gunhed
Directed by Masato Harada
Produced by Yoshinari Shimatani
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Tetsuhisa Yamada
Eiji Yamaura
Written by Jim Bannon
Masato Harada
Music by Toshiyuki Honda
Takayuki Baba
Distributor TohoJP
Rating R
Budget ¥1,500,000,000[citation needed]
Running Time 100 minutesJP
(1 hour, 40 minutes)
92 minutesUS
(1 hour, 32 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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This summer is amazing! (今年の夏はコイツが凄い!)
The battle begins, a struggle for love and courage―the world's first SFX robot action movie is finally born!

— Tagline

A battlefield never before seen (誰も見たことがない戦場)

— Tagline

Gunhed (ガンヘッド,   Ganheddo) is a 1989 tokusatsu mecha film co-created by Toho, Sunrise, Bandai, Kadokawa, and Imagica. It was released to Japanese theaters on July 22, 1989 and to American theaters on August 27, 1996.


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

  • Directed by   Masato Harada
  • Written by   Jim Bannon and Masato Harada
  • Produced by   Yoshinari Shimatani, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Tetsuhisa Yamada, Eiji Yamaura
  • Music by   Toshiyuki Honda and Takayuki Baba
  • Cinematography by   Junichi Fujisawa
  • Edited by   Yoshitami Kuroiwa
  • Production Design by   Fumio Ogawa
  • Assistant Directing by   Hideyuki Inoue and Hiroshi Kubo
  • Special Effects by   Koichi Kawakita
  • Assistant Director of Special Effects   Kiyotaka Matsumoto


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

  • Masahiro Takashima   as   Brooklyn
  • Brenda Bakke   as   Sergeant Nim
  • Aya Enyoji   as   Babe
  • Yujin Harada   as   Seven
  • Kaori Mizushima   as   Eleven
  • James Brewster Thompson   as   Barabbas
  • Doll Nguyen   as   Boomerang
  • Jay Kabira   as   Bombbay
  • Randy Reyes   as   Gunhed (voice)
  • Mickey Curtis   as   Bansho
  • Yosuke Saito   as   Boxer
  • Michael Yancy   as   Narration



  • Biodroid
  • Aerobot

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Main article: Gunhed/Gallery.


Main article: Gunhed (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Robot War (Robotok háborúja; Hungary, Robot War; Germany)
  • Gunhead (America)

Theatrical Releases

Video Releases

Toho DVD (2007)[1]

  • Region: 2
  • Language: Japanese

ADV DVD (2004)[2]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: Japanese (2.0 Stereo), English (2.0 Stereo)
  • Special Features: Japanese trailer
  • Notes: Reissiued in 2008. both releases are out of print.

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



Japanese Gunhed teaser trailer
Japanese Gunhed trailer
ADV video spot for Gunhed

Behind the Scenes

"The Making of Gunhed"

External Links


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