Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein

The Monster Of Frankenstein

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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
English: The Monster Of Frankenstein
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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: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.571 (scored by 694694 users)
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Ranked: #111302
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Popularity: #11035
Members: 1,945
Favorites: 2

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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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Ashida, Toyoo
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Aug 8, 2022
this movie i feel is a bit over looked i watched the subbed version base on other reviews the different dubbed versions might have lower quality if comparing it to the original american frankstein this builds on its ideas in many ways

for characters the assistant has more of a character frankenstein himself is much more build up and is while not a complete villain it clearly shows him to be a very flawed person the monster also was built up more doing a very good job in showing a greater depth of him and more time focused on those aspects then the classic movie ...
Oct 9, 2017
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 ...
May 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This thing goes on way longer than it needs to, but I watched this at x1.5 speed for most of the runtime, so I was fine with it lol.

This is a remixed version of Frankenstein turned into some weirdo quasi-sequel where Frankenstein's son complete's his dad's research and then the monster escapes and wreaks havoc on his hometown, where everyone hates him and he learns to accept being hated, because humanity isn't good enough for him.

Dr. Frankenstein's descent into madness as a result of targeted tormenting, Frankenstein's monster having fun baking bread with the little girl and then later punching out a fucking bear, the ...

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Poll: Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein Episode 1 Discussion
Audinga23 - Nov 27, 2019
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Mar 4, 2020 5:02 AM
There is a lack of Voice Actor info
KuudereKun - Oct 7, 2017
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