Tetsujin 28-gou: Hakuchuu no Zangetsu

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Synonyms: Tetsujin 28-go: Hakuchuu no Zangetsu, Tetsujin 28: The Lingering Moon of Midday, Tetsujin #28: The Daytime Moon, Tetsujin28: Morning Moon of Mid-day
Japanese: 鉄人28号 白昼の残月


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 31, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Palm Studio
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #75292
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This theatrical version based on the manga by Yokoyama Mitsuteru, deals with the genius boy detective Kaneda Shotaro and his giant robot, Tetsujin 28, set in Tokyo ten years after the end of the Second World War.

Shotaro's missing brother appears as a a new character who was trained as a pilot of the soldier robot Tetsujin which Japan had created for the Second World War. However, with the end of the war, there was nothing left for him but a peaceful Japan. In the meantime, "Destruction Bombs" are found in many places in Tokyo. The bombs were developed by Professor Kaneda, the creator of Tetsujin 28 and Shotaro's father, as the ultimate weapons to protect the mainland. If the bombs explode, Tokyo will be reduced to ashes.

Characters & Voice Actors


Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kogawa, Yoriyasu
Episode Director
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Yokoyama, Mitsuteru
Original Creator


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Jan 14, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Note: familiarity with both the 2004 Tetsujin series Imagawa also directed and the Giant Robo OVA is helpful in understanding this review. They're both incredible, please watch them if you're a fan of mecha and haven't yet. You can watch this without having seen the series but I do not recommend it as it assumes familiarity with the main characters.

It's no secret that Imagawa himself wasn't happy with how this film turned out, and it sharing its name ("Zangetsu" - the lingering moon) with one of the Magnificent Ten from his Giant Robo OVA has led some to believe that Imagawa just used this ...
Jul 31, 2023
Note: I'm writing this with the assumption the reader has finished Tetsujin 28-gou 2004 before watching the movie, so spoilers for the show are going to be mentioned a lot.

Yasuhiro Imagawa is a legend among mecha fans, the combination of his strong narratives and love for classic old school robots lead to his reboots of old properties being considered on par if not superior to the originals, and his 2004 version of 60s anime Tetsujin 28-gou is no exception. By combining a magnificent retro aesthetic, epic orchestral OST, a likable cast with great chemistry, solid character development and strong thematic writing, it's easily one of ...

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