Tokyo Blackout (1987)

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Tokyo Blackout
The Japanese poster for Tokyo Blackout
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png The Capitol Disappears (1987)

Directed by Toshio Masuda
Producer(s) Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Shichiro Murakami,
Katsumi Mizoguchi, Miki Kayahara,
Seikichi Izumi, Kosaku Wada
Written by Hiroyasu Yamaura, Toshio Masuda,
Sakyo Komatsu (original story)
Music by Maurice Jarre
Distributor TohoJP, Daiei International FilmsNA[1]
Box office ¥7,600,000[2]
Running time 120 minutesJP[3]
(2 hours, 0 minutes)

Tokyo Blackout (首都消失,   Shuto Shōshitsu, lit. The Capitol Disappears) is a 1987 tokusatsu disaster film co-produced by Kansai TV, Tokuma Shoten, and Daiei and distributed by Toho. An adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu's 1983 novel of the same name, the film was released to Japanese theaters on January 17, 1987[3] and to American and Canadian theaters on August 29 of the same year.[1]

Plot

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Staff

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

  • Directed by   Toshio Masuda
  • Written by   Hiroyasu Yamaura, Toshio Masuda
  • Based on the novel Tokyo Blackout by   Sakyo Komatsu
  • Produced by   Katsumi Mizoguchi, Miki Kayahara
  • Executive producers   Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Shichiro Murakami
  • Associate producers   Seikichi Izumi, Kosaku Wada
  • Music by   Maurice Jarre
  • Cinematography by   Masahiko Imura
  • Edited by   Toshio Taniguchi
  • Production design by   Shigekazu Ikuno
  • Assistant directing by   Akira Ueno
  • Director of special effects   Teruyoshi Nakano
  • Assistant director of special effects   Eiichi Asada

Cast

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

  • Tsunehiko Watase   as   Tatsuya Asakura
  • Yuko Natori   as   Mariko Koide
  • Shinji Yamashita   as   Yosuke Tamiya
  • Yoko Ishino   as   Mieko Matsunaga
  • Hideji Otaki   as   Professor Seichiro Otawara
  • Isao Natsuyagi   as   Eiji Sakuma
  • Ichiro Zaitsu   as   Kawamura
  • Osamu Bonchi
  • Takashi Tsumura   as   Urabe
  • Tofu Matsumura
  • Hideaki Esumi   as   Takeda
  • Ittoku Kishibe   as   Yasuhara
  • Yoshie Taira   as   Yumiko Asakura
  • Hisamitsu Nakamura
  • Maha Hamada
  • Taketoshi Nachi
  • Norihei Miki   as   Matsukichi Kimura
  • Midori Ebina   as   Keiko Yasuhara
  • Haruko Kato   as   Umeko Koide
  • Don Nord   as   Brigadier General Rogan
  • Joe Blaze   as   Lieutenant Colonel Grace
  • David Weinberg   as   Colonel Ford
  • Shoji Yasui
  • Raita Ryu   as   Horie, United Nations Deputy Manager
  • Fumio Watanabe   as   Komuro, Governor of Osaka
  • Renji Ishibashi   as   Miyoshi
  • Tetsuro Tamba   as   Nakata
  • Shiro Namiki
  • Shunsuke Kariya
  • Sei Hiraizumi
  • Hiroshi Miyauchi   as   Foreign news editor
  • Kazuyo Asari
  • Yoshiro Aoki
  • Gozo Suma
  • Mansaku Fuwa   as   Bullet train conductor
  • Sen Yamamoto
  • Yoshitaka Tamba   as   Suruga, TV director
  • Shun Ueda   as   Helicopter pilot
  • Masato Hoshi
  • Toshiya Chichibu, Hiroyuki Omura, Daikei Shimazu, Yusuke Ishikawa   as   Laboratory staff
  • Tatsuhito Soshi   as   Political editor
  • Makoto Kaketa   as   Sakai reporter
  • Toshiyuki Kenna
  • Masahiko Hori
  • Motomu Kiyokawa
  • Daisaku Shinohara
  • Kazuhiko Kiyono
  • Hachiro Mori
  • Etsuko Ishihara
  • Shoko Imura   as   Yasuhara's daughter
  • Mika Sukekawa   as   Yumi, Mariko's daughter
  • Akira Hamada   as   Copilot
  • Kenji Kodama
  • Jerry L. Inman   as   Dr. Bernard
  • Christine Mullen   as   First Lieutenant Lola
  • Tom Killow   as   EP-3E pilot
  • John Eksteen   as   Communications officer
  • Dennis Fort   as   EP-3E copilot
  • Daisuke Ijima   as   Pilot
  • Masakazu Ito
  • Masayo Fujinami   as   Purser
  • Emi Kinomoto
  • Yasukiyo Umeno   as   Governor of Aichi Prefecture
  • Kunio Otsuka   as   Scholar speaking on TV
  • Kei Taguchi
  • Masanori Irie   as   Governor of Hokkaido
  • Shinnosuke Ogata
  • Toshizo Kudo   as   Governor of Fukushima
  • Genji Kawai   as   Governor of Hyogo
  • Tadamichi Tsuneizumi
  • Shinpei Kida
  • Toshiki Jindaiji
  • Kazuhei Ida
  • Mio Sobamita
  • Koichi Koyanagi
  • Hideyuki Uemura
  • Yukitomo Kunugino
  • Toshiki Okuhisa
  • Yoshiya Adachi
  • Hiromu Jin
  • Daisuke Inoue   as   Yasuhara's son

Appearances

Weapons, Vehicles and Races

Gallery

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Soundtrack

Main article: Tokyo Blackout (soundtrack).

Theatrical releases

Alternate titles

  • The Capitol Disappears (literal Japanese title)
    • Disappearance of the Capitol (alternate translation)

Videos

Tokyo Blackout trailers
Full movie (part 1)
Full movie (part 2)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Galbraith IV, Stuart. The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 352. 16 May 2008. ISBN: 978-0810860049.
  2. 首都消失. ja.wikipedia.org. Retrieved on 24 January 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 首都消失. Toho. Retrieved on 24 January 2020.