Invisible Man Appears (1949)

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Invisible Man Appears
Japanese Invisible Man Appears poster
Directed by Nobuo Adachi
Producer(s) Hisashi Okuda
Written by Nobuo Adachi,
Akimitsu Takagi,
H. G. Wells (Novel)
Distributor Daiei
Rating Unrated
Running time 82 minutes
(1 hour, 22 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
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There is no good or evil in science, but it can be used for good or evil purposes. (科学に善悪はありません。たヾそれを使う人の心によって善ともなり、悪ともなるのです。)

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Invisible Man Appears (透明人間現わる,   Tōmei Ningen Arawaru) is a 1949 Japanese tokusatsu science-fiction film produced by Daiei Motion Picture Company, and loosely based on the novel The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. It was released to Japanese theaters on September 25, 1949.


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

  • Directed by   Nobuo Adachi
  • Written by   Nobuo Adachi
  • Produced by   Hisashi Okuda
  • Special effects by   Eiji Tsuburaya
  • Story by   Akimitsu Takagi
  • Based on the novel The Invisible Man by   H. G. Wells


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

  • Ryūnosuke Tsukigata   as   Dr. Kenzô Nakazato
  • Chizuru Kitagawa   as   Machiko Nakazato
  • Takiko Mizunoe   as   Ryûko Mizuki
  • Daijirô Natsukawa   as   Kyôsuke Segi
  • Kanji Koshiba   as   Shunji Kurokawa
  • Teruko Ômi   as   Kimiko Chôsokabe
  • Kichijirô Ueda   as   Otoharu Sugimoto
  • Shôsaku Sugiyama   as   Ichirô Kawabe
  • Mitsusaburô Ramon   as   Matsubara lead investigator




Main article: Invisible Man Appears/Gallery.

Video releases

Kadokawa DVD (2014)

  • Region: 2
  • Audio: Japanese


Japanese Invisible Man Appears theatrical trailer


  • Invisible Man Appears was one of Eiji Tsuburaya's earliest projects as a special effects director. Tsuburaya would become renowned for his work on Godzilla five years later.
  • Daiei would later produce a second Invisible Man film, Invisible Man vs. Human Fly, in 1957.
  • Daiei's rival studio Toho would later produce its own adaptation of The Invisible Man, simply titled Invisible Man, in 1954. Eiji Tsuburaya would also work as a cinematographer and special effects director on that film.


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The King of the Monsters

46 months ago
Score 0
Actually a pretty good mystery film with an interesting plot and characters. The special effects are also very impressive, especially considering this was before Tsuburaya worked on Godzilla.
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