Super Giant (1957)

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Super Giant films
Super Giant
Super Giant Continues
Super Giant
The Japanese poster for Super Giant
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png The Steel Giant (1957)
Flagicon United States.png Atomic Rulers of the World (TV 1964)
See alternate titles
Directed by Teruo Ishii
Producer(s) Sosuke Kasane (organizer)
Written by Ichiro Miyagawa
Music by Chumei Watanabe
Distributor ShintohoJP
Walter Manley Enterprises Inc.US
Rating Not Rated
Running time 49 minutesJP
(0 hours, 49 minutes)
83 minutesUS
(1 hour, 23 minutes)
87 minutes
(1 hour, 27 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
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Super Giant (鋼鉄の巨人 (スーパージャイアンツ),   Sūpā Jaiantsu, lit. The Steel Giant) is a 1957 tokusatsu kaijin film produced by Shintoho, and the first installment in the Super Giant series. The film was released to Japanese theaters on July 30, 1957, becoming the country's first superhero film.


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Main article: Super Giant (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.

  • Ken Utsui   as   Super Giant
  • Utako Mitsuya   as   Kaoru Yamanaka
  • Shoji Nakayama   as   Detective Okamoto
  • Joji Ohara   as   Member of Atom AB
  • Takeshi Kobayashi   as   Member of Atom AB
  • Hironao Takenaka   as   Member of Atom AB
  • Junko Ikeuchi   as   Toshiko
  • Minoru Takada   as   Father
  • Ryo Iwashita   as   Masao




Main article: Super Giant (film)/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Steel Giant (鋼鉄の巨人, literal Japanese title)
  • Super Giants (スーパージャイアンツ Sūpā Jaiantsu, alternate Japanese title)
  • Atomic Rulers of the World (United States)
  • Atomic Rulers (United States, alternate title)
  • The Invincible Spaceman (L'invincible Spaceman, France)
  • The Satellites Against Earth (I Satelliti Contro La Terra, Italy)
  • The Invincible Superman (Der Unbesiegbare Supermann, West Germany)

Theatrical releases

View all posters for the film here.

  • Japan - July 30, 1957  [view poster]Japanese poster
  • France - June 7, 1960  [view poster]French poster
  • West Germany - April 28, 1961  [view poster]German poster
  • Italy - 1961  [view poster]Italian poster

U.S. release

U.S. Atomic Rulers of the World DVD cover

The American companies Walter Manley Enterprises and Medallion Films purchased the rights to the nine Super Giant films and edited them together into four English films for television. Super Giant and its sequel Super Giant Continues were edited into Atomic Rulers of the World, also known as just Atomic Rulers. A total of 19 minutes was cut from the combined films and most of the original soundtrack was scrapped and replaced.

Video releases

Japanese release

Pioneer LDC (2000)[1]

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 4
  • Audio: Japanese

Avex Trucks (2005)[2]

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 4
  • Audio: Japanese

U.S. release

Image Entertainment (2002)[3]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Alpha Home Entertainment (2012)[4]

  • Region: 0
  • Discs: 3
  • Audio: English


Japanese opening credits
Atomic Rulers of the World full film


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