I hadn't heard of Big Man Japan until today, seeing this poster on Cinematical. Now I want to see it more than any other movie in 2009. It's about time someone made this:
A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisoto's job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems – an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic, but truly unique hero.
It's part of Magnet's Six Shooter Film Series, and I just found the trailer. Wait until you see what freaks these monsters are:
I'm really glad they address the issue of clothing him, but I am not glad for burning nipple lady.