Invisible Man (1954)

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Invisible Man
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The Japanese poster for Invisible Man
Directed by Motoyoshi Oda
Producer Takeo Kita
Written by Shigeaki Hidaka, Kei Beppu,
H. G. Wells (novel)
Music by Kyosuke Kami
Distributor Toho
Rating Not Rated
Running time 70 minutes
(1 hour, 10 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
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Invisible Man (透明人間,   Tōmei Ningen) is a 1954 tokusatsu kaijin film directed by Motoyoshi Oda and written by Shigeaki Hidaka, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. Produced by Toho, it is loosely based on the novel The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. It stars Seizaburo Kawazu, Miki Sanjo, Minoru Takada, Yoshio Tsuchiya, and Kenjiro Uemura. The film was released to Japanese theaters on December 29, 1954, as a double feature with Shigetaro Iwami: The Battle of Amanohashidate.[1]


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Main article: Invisible Man (film)/Credits.

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


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

  • Seizaburo Kawazu   as   Takamitsu Nanjo / Invisible Man Nanjo
  • Miki Sanjo   as   Michiyo, the singer
  • Minoru Takada   as   Yajima, gang boss
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya   as   Komatsu, reporter
  • Kenjiro Uemura   as   Ken
  • Kamatari Fujiwara   as   Mariko's grandfather
  • Fuyuki Murakami   as   Chief Editor Yamada
  • Sonosuke Sawamura   as   Nomura, Dietman
  • Seijiro Onda   as   Chief of Metropolitan Police
  • Shin Otomo   as   detective
  • Noriko Shigeyama   as   nightclub dancer
  • Keiko Kondo   as   Mariko, young girl
  • Haruo Suzuki   as   man in nightclub
  • Masao Mizuno   as   Joe
  • Haruo Nakajima   as   Invisible Man Akita
  • Akira Sera   as   man at street stand
  • Yutaka Oka   as   TV announcer
  • Shoichi Hirose   as   policeman
  • Yasuhisa Tsutsumi   as   jewelry shop manager
  • Jiro Kumagai   as   Otsuka
  • Minoru Ito   as   man in car (traffic accident)
  • Keiko Mori   as   woman in car (traffic accident)




Main article: Invisible Man (film)/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Invisible Avenger (English Netflix title)
  • The Invisible Man (alternate translation)
  • Transparent Man (alternate translation)

Theatrical releases

Video releases

Toho DVD (2007/2015)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: Booklet, photo gallery

Toho Blu-ray (2021) [Transforming Human Series][2]


Japanese Invisible Man video trailer



This is a list of references for Invisible Man (film). 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. pp. 8–12. ISBN 4-864-91013-8.
  2. "Transforming Human Series Blu-ray 2 Disc Set". Retrieved 25 August 2021.


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