The Mysterians

The Mysterians


地球防衛軍
Chikyū Bōeigun
Earth Defense Force
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Shigeru Kayama
Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Teruaki Abe
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Kuichiro Kishida
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 28, 1957
Runtime 88 minutes

地球防衛軍
Chikyū Bōeigun
Earth Defense Force

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Shigeru Kayama
Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Teruaki Abe
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Kuichiro Kishida
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 28, 1957
Runtime 88 minutes

A mountain village is destroyed by earthquakes. A giant robot emerges from underground and is dispatched by the military. Atsumi, a scientist, believes the robot is of extraterrestrial origin. Another survey of the area reveals an alien dome at the base of Mount Fuji. The aliens, the Mysterians, have fled their war torn planet and intend to form a colony on Earth. They demand a plot of land and a supply of human women with which to repopulate their species. The nations of the world take offense at this and declare war on the Mysterians.

Initially Earth is unable to repel the Mysterians because of their advanced technology. The Mysterians increase their demands and threaten to overtake Tokyo. The world’s scientists band together and develop superweapons capable of defeating the Mysterians. Atsumi discovers that his colleague Shiraishi has aligned with the Mysterians. Furthermore, the aliens have abducted the first group of women, including Atsumi’s lover, Etsuko.

The military deploys their new advanced weaponry against the Mysterians. During the battle Atsumi sneaks into the dome and attempts to rescue Etsuko. Shiraishi retrieves both Atsumi and the abducted women and leads them out of the dome. Although he was once hopeful the Mysterians would be of a higher nature than mankind, Shiraishi has found that they are just as fallible as man, and resolves to defeat them. Shiraishi returns to the dome and destroys it from the inside, ending the conflict.

Top Billed Cast

Kenji Sahara
Dr. Joji Atsumi
Yumi Shirakawa
Etsuko Shiraishi
Momoko Kochi
Hiroko Iwamoto
Akihiko Hirata
Dr. Ryoichi Shiraishi
Takashi Shimura
Dr. Tanjiro Adachi
Susumu Fujita
General Morita
Hisaya Ito
Officer Seki
Yoshio Kosugi
Officer Sugimoto
Fuyuki Murakami
Dr. Kawanami
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Grand Mysterian
Minosuke Yamada
Defense Secretary
Tetsu Nakamura
Dr. Koda
Henry Okawa
Translator
Takeo Oikawa
Newsreader
Haruya Kato
Villager
Senkichi Omura
Villager
Yutaka Sada
Policeman
Hideo Mihara
Military Officer
Soji Ubukata
Dr. Noda
Mitsuo Tsuda
Parliamentarian
Ren Imaizumi
Adachi's Assistant
Shin Otomo
Policeman
Takuzo Kumagai
Soldier
Akio Kusama
Policeman
Shoichi Hirose
Detective
Tadao Nakamaru
Soldier
Kamayuki Tsubono
Policeman
Rinsaku Ogata
Policeman
George A. Furness
Dr. Svenson
Harold S. Conway
Dr. DeGracia
Haruo Nakajima
Mogera, Soldier

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo
Pilot
Minoru Ito
Reporter
Yoshio Katsube
Reporter
Yutaka Oka
Soldier
Keiji Sakakida
Military Officer
Hideo Shibuya
Policeman
Jiro Suzukawa
Soldier
Haruo Suzuki
Policeman
Masaaki Tachibana
Policeman, Soldier
Top Billed Cast

Dr. Joji Atsumi

Etsuko Shiraishi

Hiroko Iwamoto

Dr. Ryoichi Shiraishi

Dr. Tanjiro Adachi

General Morita

Officer Seki

Officer Sugimoto

Dr. Kawanami

Grand Mysterian

Defense Secretary

Dr. Koda

Translator

Newsreader
Takeo Oikawa

Villager

Villager

Policeman

Military Officer
Hideo Mihara

Dr. Noda

Parliamentarian

Adachi's Assistant

Policeman

Soldier

Policeman

Detective

Soldier

Policeman

Policeman

Dr. Svenson

Dr. DeGracia

Mogera

Soldier
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Pilot

Reporter

Reporter

Soldier

Military Officer

Policeman

Soldier
Jiro Suzukawa

Policeman

Policeman

Soldier
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
丘美丈二郎
Jojiro Okami
潤色
Adaptation
香山滋
Shigeru Kayama
脚本
Screenplay
木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
安倍輝明
Teruaki Abe
録音
Sound Recording
宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
音響効果
Sound Effects
三縄一郎
Ichiro Minawa
編集
Editor
岩下広一
Koichi Iwashita
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
荒木秀三郎
Shozaburo Araki

有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
城田正雄
Masao Shirota
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
出演者
Performers


佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

白川由美
Yumi Shirakawa

河内桃子
Momoko Kochi

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

藤田進
Susumu Fujita

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

山田巳之助
MInosuke Yamada

中村哲
Tetsu Nakamura

大川平八郎
Heihachiro Okawa

笈川武夫
Takeo Oikawa

加藤春哉
Haruya Kato

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

三原秀夫
Hideo Mihara

三條利喜江
Rikie Sanjo

生方壮児
Soji Ubukata

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

今泉廉
Ren Imaizumi

大友伸
Shin Otomo

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

草間璋夫
Akio Kusama

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

中丸忠雄
Tadao Nakamaru

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

緒方燐作
Rinasku Ogata

重信安宏
Yasuhiro Shigenobu

ジョージ・ファーネス
George Furness

ハロルド・エス・コンウェイ
Harold S. Conway

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka
特技監督
Special Effects Director
圓谷英二
Eiji Tsumuraya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda