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Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein

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English: The Monster Of Frankenstein
Synonyms: Frankensteins Monster, Horror Legend - Bizarre! Frankenstein, Kyofu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein
Japanese: 恐怖伝説 怪奇!フランケンシュタイン


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 1981
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.601 (scored by 327 users)
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Ranked: #91772
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Airing on TV Asahi in 1981, with a running time of 111 minutes, Frankenstein is a reasonably standard retelling of the classic book by Mary Shelley. In a foreboding castle scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein performs a hideous experiment which he hopes will bring the dead back to life. With the help of his assistant he is successful in reanimating a man recreated from parts gathered from corpses but the creature is unpredictable and horrifying. The doctor flees back to his home in Switzerland leaving his assistant in charge of destroying the monster. But Dr. Frankenstein soon finds that he cannot hide from his shameful secret forever as mysterious murders are committed around him forcing him to question if his creation really is dead and gone...


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Shelley, Mary
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Jun 2, 2016
sorcery (All reviews)
Someplace, lies in the recess of collective psyche a piece of Austrian Switzerland, a craggy network of mounts and valleys of which the Liechtenstein represents most vividly its expression. Indeed, disheveled minds would be prompt to populate the Schloss Vaduz's walls with the figure of doctor Victor Frankenstein. The mythopoeic representation of a Swiss Prometheus trying to vainquish Death can only excite reveries amidst the somewhat monotonous landscape of the Alps. However, one has to wonder what led Toei animation to produce a TV Special around the Monster of Frankenstein by mid 1981. Up to this year, Mary Shelley's myth had been seriously dented by read more
Jan 10, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
Perhaps my view of this is colored by the fact that I had just previously watched Dracula, another anime movie that came out around the same time, and was also an adaptation of an American comic book. Compared to that flaming piece of magnificent horse-puckey,this movie is an order of magnitude better.

Even though Frankenstein's monster is one of the most well-known classics of literature, I am not familiar enough with the original work to do side-by-side comparisons, to see where the animators took liberties. Instead, I considered this as if it were its own stand-alone work. read more
Oct 28, 2016
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Overall an 8.
seen via eng dub
note: you may see a time issue. you may be watching the 88 minute version not the longer one listed here. Some say the 88 version is incomplete because of this but they are wrong. The difference is the commercials. yes, that is the reason behind the difference. So, with that said in mind the person who is wrong are those claiming the longer version 150 or so minutes.

Pros and cons

- very touching piece
- artwork was decent
-voice work matched the lips

-not please really on the ending. Would have like a nicer way because i felt bad for the innocent monster. read more
Oct 9, 2017
JaredMithrandir (All reviews)
I watched Kyoufu Kaiki! Frankenstein (also known as Monster of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Legend of Terror). An Anime movie from 1981 based on Frankenstein. I watched the Dub that was made in 1984, so one of the older Dubs out there. Most of the voice cast seems to not be VAs I’m used to, but Emily sounds like Nunnally from Code Geass.

The movie was enjoyable, but flawed. For the first half it seemed like they were dropping the usually sympathetic depiction of the Monster. When it does come into play, it makes the first half feel poorly executed.

It’s clearly a read more


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