Presented by Japan Foundation

HK: Forbidden Super Hero

Directed by Yuichi Fukuda



Yuichi Fukuda


Yuichi Fukuda


Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Mura, Ken Yasuda


Hakuhodo DY music & pictures Inc.

Japan 2013 105 mins OV Japanese Subtitles : English
Genre ComedyAction

Crooks and creeps of all stripes, fear the Masked Pervert! This justice machine, born to a cop father and a dominatrix mother, becomes almost invincible when he covers his face with panties. If he activates the power of his ass-crack by transforming his underwear into a thong with suspenders, you’ll certainly come face to face with his crotch! He dodges bullets by adopting alluring poses, and can incapacitate even the most dangerous opponent with his flying bondage technique. If by some miracle you manage to hit him, he’ll ask for more. Aw, yes! You don’t want to rub the Masked Pervert the wrong way! However, underneath the disguise of this do-gooder with good genes hides Kyosuke, a shy college student cruelly lacking self-confidence. Despite his daily heroic acts, the shame of having to wear panties on his face forces Kyosuke to conceal his double identity. However, the arrival at his school of a group of resourceful delinquents ready to do anything to unmask him could force him to compromise…

HK / FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO is exactly the type of irreverent, richly humorous production that engulfs Fantasia in bliss. Directed and co-written by Yuichi Fukuda (I'LL GIVE IT MY ALL... TOMORROW), this pastiche of superhero films avoids the excess of references, instead following the genre’s tropes by offering Hentai Kamen’s origin story, his dilemmas as a crimefighter and an array of villains that will know the taste of his crotch. If this adaptation of Keisyu Ando’s manga fully embraces its silly nature by bombarding the audience with phallic gags, it is also done very seriously, as evidenced by irreproachable production value and a torrid pace. Translation: Rupert Bottenberg