Gunhed (1989)

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Credits for Gunhed
Gunhed soundtrack

The Japanese poster for Gunhed
Directed by Masato Harada
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, Eiji Yamaura (executive),
Yoshishige Shimatani, Tetsuhisa Yamada
Written by Masato Harada, James Bannon
Music by Toshiyuki Honda, Takayuki Baba
Distributor Toho,JP
Rating Not Rated
Budget ¥1.5 billion[1]
Running time 100 minutesTheatrical
(1 hour, 40 minutes)
92 minutesTV edit
(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-produced by Toho, Sunrise, Bandai, Kadokawa, and IMAGICA. It was released to Japanese theaters on July 22, 1989.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gunhed/Credits.

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

  • Directed by   Masato Harada
  • Written by   Masato Harada, James Bannon
  • Produced by   Yoshishige Shimatani, Tetsuhisa Yamada
  • Executive producing by   Tomoyuki Tanaka, Eiji Yamaura
  • Music by   Toshiyuki Honda
  • Cinematography by   Junichi Fujisawa
  • Edited by   Yoshitami Kuroiwa
  • Production design by   Fumio Ogawa
  • Assistant directing by   Hideyuki Inoue, Kiyotaka Matsumoto, Yu Kubo, Kazuhiko Fukami
  • Special effects by   Koichi Kawakita, Kiyotaka Matsumoto, Hideki Chiba, Makoto Kamiya, Masaki Terauchi
  • Theme song "TIME -Song for GUNHED-" performed by   Mariko Nagai
    • Lyrics by   Yoshiko Miura
    • Composed by   Takayuki Baba
    • Arranged by   Takayuki Negishi
  • Narration by   Randy Reyes, Michael Yancy

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Masahiro Takashima   as   Brooklyn
  • Brenda Bakke   as   Sergeant Nim
  • Aya Enjoji   as   Bebe
  • Kaori Mizushima   as   Eleven
  • Yujin Harada   as   Seven
  • Jay Kabira   as   Bombbay
  • Yosuke Saito   as   Boxer
  • Doll Nguyen   as   Boomerang
  • James Brewster Thompson   as   Barabbas / Biodroid
  • Mickey Curtis   as   Bancho
  • Randy Reyes   as   Gunhed (voice)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Biodroid
  • Aerobot

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gunhed/Gallery.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gunhed (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

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

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

Video releases[edit | edit source]

ADV Films DVD (2004)[2]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0), English (2.0)
  • Special features: Japanese trailer
  • Notes: Reissued in 2008. Both releases are out of print.

Toho DVD + CD (2007)[3]

  • Region: 2
  • Discs:: 2
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette (28 minutes), cast profiles, five trailers, image gallery
  • Notes: The CD contains the film's soundtrack.

Toho Blu-ray (2022)[4]

  • Region: A
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby TrueHD Surround)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special features: Audio commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette (28 minutes), Gunhed 2025 short film, Japanese trailer, image gallery,
  • Notes: Includes the 100-minute theatrical version and 92-minute TV broadcast version.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Japanese Gunhed trailer and "Newsflash/Special Announcement" trailers
ADV video spot for Gunhed

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

"The Making of Gunhed" featurette
International opening and end credits

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Gunhed. 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. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. 28 September 2012. p. 217. ISBN 9784864910132.
  2. Gunhed (2008) Section 23
  3. ガンヘッド (2007) 東宝
  4. ガンヘッド Blu-ray 2枚組. Amazon (30 March 2022).


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