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The final product has recieved mixed reactions, but many were at least overjoyed with the surreal comic touch of the film (if not perhaps so with the near [[{{Dramedy}} dramatic elements]]. Fans of Matsumoto's may be able to see recurring themes re-emerging here, as well as being able to see the faces of some of his occasional collaborators.

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The final product has recieved mixed reactions, but many were at least overjoyed with the surreal comic touch of the film (if film, if not perhaps so with the near [[{{Dramedy}} dramatic elements]]. Fans of Matsumoto's may be able to see recurring themes re-emerging here, as well as being able to see the faces of some of his occasional collaborators.


''Dai-Nihonjin'', released internationally as ''Big Man Japan'' is a 2007 Japanese comedy film written and directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto (of the [[Series/GakiNoTsukaiYaArahende Downtown comedy duo]] fame), who also stars as the somewhat-eponymous protagonist. The film utilises a number of styles including {{Mockumentary}}, {{Kaiju}} and mild satire to build its laughs.

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''Dai-Nihonjin'', released internationally as ''Big Man Japan'' is a tongue-in-cheek 2007 Japanese comedy {{Toku}} film written and directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto (of the [[Series/GakiNoTsukaiYaArahende Downtown comedy duo]] fame), who also stars as the somewhat-eponymous protagonist. The film utilises a number of styles including {{Mockumentary}}, {{Kaiju}} and mild satire to build its laughs.


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* AffectionateParody / DeconstructiveParody: Matsumoto is an avowed fan of {{Toku}}/{{Kaiju}} movies and shows and the film deconstructs and parody many tropes within the genre.

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* AffectionateParody / DeconstructiveParody: AffectionateParody: Matsumoto is an avowed fan of {{Toku}}/{{Kaiju}} movies and shows and the film deconstructs [[DeconstructiveParody deconstructs]] and parody many tropes within the genre.



* BadassGrandpa: Daisatô's grandfather turns into a rather odd variant of the trope towards the end.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: {{Pixellation}} and voice distortion are necessary in one particularly humourous examination of this trope.

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* %%%* ChildrenAreInnocent: {{Pixellation}} and voice distortion are necessary in one particularly humourous examination of this trope.



* CompanionCube: A cultural example with Daisatô's umbrella.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero / ProductPlacement: In-universe, Daisatô is forced to have adverts plastered all over Big Man Japan to gain revenue. He's even told by his agent to be careful when fighting a monster so as ''not to have an advert obstructed''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Daisatô to a degree, though he's really more willfully ignorant because he's TheWoobie.
* CurbStompBattle: Big Man Japan versus [[spoiler: the devil monster]], as well as [[spoiler: said monster versus The Super Justice Team]].
* CursedWithAwesome: Daisatô.
* {{Dramedy}}
* {{Eagleland}}: [[spoiler: The Super Justice Team]] is type 1.
* EvilSmellsBad: One of the monsters.

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* CompanionCube: A cultural example with %%%%* CompanionCube: Daisatô's umbrella.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero / ProductPlacement: CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: In-universe, Daisatô is forced to have adverts plastered all over Big Man Japan to gain revenue. He's even told by his agent to be careful when fighting a monster so as ''not to have an advert obstructed''.
* %%%%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Daisatô to a degree, though he's really more willfully ignorant because he's TheWoobie.
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CurbStompBattle: Big Man Japan versus [[spoiler: the devil monster]], as well as [[spoiler: said monster versus The Super Justice Team]].
* %%%%* CursedWithAwesome: Daisatô.
* %%%* {{Dramedy}}
* %%%* {{Eagleland}}: [[spoiler: The Super Justice Team]] is type 1.
* %%%%%* EvilSmellsBad: One of the monsters.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters / NotSoDifferent: The opinion of just about everyone in Japan when it comes to Big Man Japan.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters / NotSoDifferent: %%%%%* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The opinion of just about everyone in Japan when it comes to Big Man Japan.



* MindScrew: Perhaps unintentionally at times, but [[spoiler: the ending]] takes it to a more comedic extreme.
* {{Mockumentary}}

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* %%%%* MindScrew: Perhaps unintentionally at times, but [[spoiler: the ending]] takes it to a more comedic extreme.
* %%%%* {{Mockumentary}}



* PokemonSpeak: The leaping monster. ''SEI!!!''
* StylisticSuck: [[spoiler: The ending.]]

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* %%%%* PokemonSpeak: The leaping monster. ''SEI!!!''
* StylisticSuck: [[spoiler: The ending.]]
''SEI!!!''



** The public's reaction to [[{{Squick}} two monsters mating on TV.]]
* WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath: Happens after each monster's death. ''In a live-action film.''

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** %%%%%%** The public's reaction to [[{{Squick}} two monsters mating on TV.]]
* %%%%%%* WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath: Happens after each monster's death. ''In a live-action film.''


* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Daisatô to a degree, though he's really more willfully ignorant because he's TheWoobie.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Daisatô CombinationAttack: The Super Justice Team invite Big Man Japan to join hands with them in order to fire a degree, though he's really more willfully ignorant because he's TheWoobie.beam at a monster he couldn't beat. BMJ moves his hand away briefly and notes that the beam isn't any weaker without him.


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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Daisatô to a degree, though he's really more willfully ignorant because he's TheWoobie.


* AffectionateParody / DeconstructiveParody: Matsumoto is an avowed fan of {{Toku}}/{{Kaiju}} genre and the film deconstructs and parody many tropes within the genre.

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* AffectionateParody / DeconstructiveParody: Matsumoto is an avowed fan of {{Toku}}/{{Kaiju}} genre movies and shows and the film deconstructs and parody many tropes within the genre.


Sadly, this inherited superpower is no longer treated with the same grace as it once was. Daisatô's senile grandfather is spending his last days alone in a retirement home, and Daisatô himself has been forced to have his fights televised and judged by an insatiable mass while he lives alone in a rather decrepit house. He rarely gets to see his daughter and it seems he's a target of green activists and others for the collateral damage he tends to cause. Of course, he doesn't have much of a choice in the matter and by the end of the film, it seems his time has come at the hands of a particularly dangerous monster.

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Sadly, this inherited superpower is no longer treated with the same grace public appreciation as it once was. Daisatô's senile grandfather is spending his last days alone in a retirement home, and Daisatô himself has been forced to have his fights televised and judged by an insatiable mass the unpleasable populace while he lives alone in a rather decrepit house. He rarely gets to see his daughter and it seems he's a target of green activists and others for the collateral damage he tends to cause. Of course, he doesn't have much of a choice in the matter and by the end of the film, it seems his time has come at the hands of a particularly dangerous monster.


* EyesDoNotBelongThere: One of the monsters has its one eye in what's otherwise a more... ''[[FreudWasRight private]]'' area.

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* EyesDoNotBelongThere: One of the monsters has its one eye in what's otherwise a more... ''[[FreudWasRight private]]'' ''private'' area.


** The Strangling Monster: What looks like the unholy offspring between a giraffe and the Michelin Man. It has a comb-over and two arms conjoined by cables, which it uses to squeeze stuff. Also, it [[RefugeInAudacity defecates harpoons]]

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** The Strangling Monster: What looks like the unholy offspring between a giraffe and the Michelin Man. It has a comb-over and two arms conjoined by cables, which it uses to squeeze stuff. Also, it [[RefugeInAudacity defecates harpoons]]harpoons]].


Sadly, this inherited superpower is no longer treated with the same grace as it once was. Daisatô's senile grandfather is spending his last days alone in a retirement home, and Daisatô himself has been forced to have his fights televised and judged by an insatiable mass while he lives alone in a rather decrepit house. He rarely gets to see his daughter and it seems he's a target of green activists and others for the collateral damage he tends to cause. Of course, he doesn't have much of a choice in the matter and by the end of the film, it seems his time has come at the hands of a particularly dangerous monster. [[spoiler: Suitably the ending is of the [[GainaxEnding Gainax variety]]]].

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Sadly, this inherited superpower is no longer treated with the same grace as it once was. Daisatô's senile grandfather is spending his last days alone in a retirement home, and Daisatô himself has been forced to have his fights televised and judged by an insatiable mass while he lives alone in a rather decrepit house. He rarely gets to see his daughter and it seems he's a target of green activists and others for the collateral damage he tends to cause. Of course, he doesn't have much of a choice in the matter and by the end of the film, it seems his time has come at the hands of a particularly dangerous monster. [[spoiler: Suitably the ending is of the [[GainaxEnding Gainax variety]]]].
monster.


The final product has recieved mixed reactions, but many were at least overjoyed with the surreal comic touch of the film (if not perhaps so with the near [[{{Dramedy}} dramatic elements]]. Fans of Matsumoto's may be able to see recurring themes re-emerging here, as well as being able to [[HeyItsThatGuy the faces of some of his occasional collaborators]].

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The final product has recieved mixed reactions, but many were at least overjoyed with the surreal comic touch of the film (if not perhaps so with the near [[{{Dramedy}} dramatic elements]]. Fans of Matsumoto's may be able to see recurring themes re-emerging here, as well as being able to [[HeyItsThatGuy see the faces of some of his occasional collaborators]].
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* {{Eagleland}}: [[spoiler: The Super Justice Team.]]

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* {{Eagleland}}: [[spoiler: The Super Justice Team.]]Team]] is type 1.


* [[spoiler: AmericaSavesTheDay: The Super Justice Team ganging up to defeat the devil monster.]]

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* [[spoiler: AmericaSavesTheDay: [[spoiler: The Super Justice Team ganging up to defeat the devil monster.]]



* [[spoiler:GainaxEnding: The CGI animation is replaced with PeopleInRubberSuits, an American superhero family shows up and beats the tar out of the devil monster, and he has dinner with them over the credits. It's supposed to symbolize the decline of Japan's place in the world or something but... What.]]

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* [[spoiler:GainaxEnding: The GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:The CGI animation is replaced with PeopleInRubberSuits, an American superhero family shows up and beats the tar out of the devil monster, and he has dinner with them over the credits. It's supposed to symbolize the decline of Japan's place in the world or something but... What.]]

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