Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein

The Monster Of 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-FiSci-Fi, HorrorHorror, DramaDrama
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.511 (scored by 501501 users)
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Ranked: #101352
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Popularity: #10095
Members: 1,419
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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
Nov 17, 2015
Szandor (All reviews)
While Akira was the first anime I bought myself (and the one that made me love anime), this was actually the first anime movie I ever owned. It was in the late 80:s, it was on VHS and it was badly dubbed to swedish. I didn't know what anime was and the visual style was unlike anything I'd seen. It didn't appeal very much to me then, but the story was dark and I loved anything animated so I watched it over and over.

It is clear to me now that the production values were rather low on this title and the swedish dub did nothing 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
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

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There is a lack of Voice Actor info
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