By 2025, fifteen years after the events of Zebraman, Tokyo has renamed itself Zebra City, and has instituted a “Zebra Time” starting at 5:00 for 5 minutes in which the government allows the Zebra Police to attack any and all presumed criminals. One Zebra Time results in the attempted murder of Shinichi Ichikawa, also known as Zebraman. Surviving the attack but having lost his memories, he must team up with television’s fake Zebraman and a young protege to save a mysterious little girl from Zebra Queen and her Zebra Police, and then the world from Zebra Queen’s ultimate plan to use the strange aliens from 2010 to bring Zebra Time to the whole world. —Wikipedia
A highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker, Takashi MIIKE was born on August 24, 1960 in Yao, Osaka, Japan. Under the guidance of renowned filmmaker Shohei IMAMURA (a two-time Palme d’Or winner at Cannes), Miike graduated from the Yokohama Vocational School of Broadcast and Film.
Miike’s first films were television productions, but he also began directing several high-quality direct-to-video releases. His theatrical debut came in 1995 with Shinjuku Triad Society, and its success gave him the freedom to work on more ambitious projects. One of the most successful Japanese directors currently working, he has also garnered a strong cult following in the West that is growing rapidly as more of his films become available in translated form on DVD.
Some of Miike’s most popular films include Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy, Ichi the Killer, Gozu, Izo, and Big Bang Love, Juvenile A.
Miike has achieved international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes… read more
Imagine "The Dark Knight" transformed into a Lady Gaga music video, with a dash of "Blade Runner." This movie is loud, outrageous, sexy, and just plain fun. I've got to admit - even if it strictly adheres to the "bigger is better" sequel mentality - I enjoyed "Zebraman 2" more than the original. There's less humor but the pacing is faster, there's more action, and we get Riisa Naka as the painfully hot Zebra Queen.