Mikadoroid (1991)

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Credits for Mikadoroid

The Japanese poster for Mikadoroid
Alternate titles
Flagicon United States.png Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath
Disco Club Layla
(DVD 2006)
See alternate titles
Directed by Tomoo Haraguchi
Producer Akira Tsuburaya et al.
Written by Tomoo Haraguchi, Junki Takegami
Music by Kenji Kawai
Production companies Toho, Tohokushinsha, Tsuburaya Eizo
Distributor TohoJP, DiscotekUS
Budget ~¥50,000,000[1]
Running time 73 minutes
(1 hour, 13 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
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Mikadoroid (ミカドロイド,   Mikadoroido) is a 1991 tokusatsu horror film directed, co-written (with Junki Takegami), and conceived of by Tomoo Haraguchi, with special effects by Shinji Higuchi. Haraguchi's directorial debut, it was co-produced by Toho, Tohokushinsha, and Tsuburaya Eizo. The film stars Yoriko Doguchi, Tomonori Yoshida, Hiroshi Atsumi, Takuya Tsuda, Masato Ibu, Leo Morimoto, and "Hurricane" Ryu Hariken. Toho released it to Japanese VHS on November 8, 1991, the first direct-to-video production on the company's short-lived "Toho Cinepack" label.[2]


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Main article: Mikadoroid/Credits.

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

  • Directed by   Tomoo Haraguchi
  • Supervised by   Akio Jissoji
  • Written by   Tomoo Haraguchi, Junki Takegami
  • Based on a story by   Tomoo Haraguchi
  • Planned by   Masamichi Fujiwara, Tsuyoshi Hamawatari, Akira Tsuburaya
  • Produced by   Haruo Sai, Kazumasa Shimoizaka, Kenji Nagai
  • Music by   Kenji Kawai
  • Cinematography by   Yosuke Mamiya
  • Edited by   Ryuichi Takano
  • Production design by   Shinichi Mizuno
  • First assistant director   Koji Kamizono
  • Director of special effects   Shinji Higuchi
  • First assistant director of special effects   Shuichi Yokota


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

  • Yoriko Doguchi   as   Saiko
  • Tomonori Yoshida   as   Tomita
  • Hiroshi Atsumi   as   Okazaki
  • Takuya Tsuda   as   Riju
  • Kenji Hayami   as   Kitami
  • Masako Takeda   as   Noriko
  • Leo Morimoto   as   man at lodging house
  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa   as   military police officer A
  • Kaizo Hayashi   as   military police officer B
  • Makoto Tezuka   as   military police officer C
  • Kimiaki Mitsumasu   as   commissioned officer
  • Keiichiro Sakagi   as   voice of phone
  • Masao Fukazawa   as   man at lodging house
  • Ryu Hariken   as   Jinra / Nabeshima
  • Mami Hirota   as   Shibukaji woman A
  • Aya Nagae   as   bodycon A
  • Hiroko Sakairi   as   bodycon B
  • Ayuko Toma   as   Shibukaji woman B
  • Takayuki Kitamura   as   Shibukaji man A (Yusuke)
  • Yuya Sakagami   as   Shibukaji man B
  • Keinosuke Suzuki   as   Shibukaji man A's colleague
  • KOJI   as   clerk A
  • Sandayu Dokumamushi   as   security guard
  • Masato Ibu   as   doctor



Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • Bergmann Type 100 submachine gun
  • Type 98 army saber
  • Type 3 automatic incendiary device
  • 5kg bombs
  • Type 14 pistol
  • Type 96 light machine gun
  • Type 97 grenade
  • Goremu


Main article: Mikadoroid/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • Mikadroid (alternate translation)
  • Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Disco Club Layla (American video title)

Video releases

Toho DVD (November 11, 2002)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Special features: Director's cut (61 minutes); behind-the-scenes featurette (14 minutes); five unreleased tracks from Kenji Sawai's score; photo galleries; audio commentary with Tomoo Haraguchi, Shinji Higuchi, and Kikuo Notomi

Discotek Media DVD (2006)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette (14 minutes); text about the production; photo galleries; trailers for the film and other Discotek releases

Deagostini Japan DVD (2012)[3]

  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese



Japanese trailer


This is a list of references for Mikadoroid. 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 Kingdom - Mikadroid
  2. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. 28 September 2012. pp. 228–230. ISBN 4-864-91013-8.
  3. Amazon.co.jp: 隔週刊 東宝特撮映画DVDコレクション(62)[ミカドロイド](2012)


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