Kyofu densetsu Kaiki! Furankenshutain (1981)

35mm film, colour, 1.33:1
mono, Japanese
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A Japanese animated horror film directed by Yugo Serikawa and based on the Marvel comic The Frankenstein Monster. The English language prints carry no credits at all, not even a title card.

Plot Summary

Victor Frankenstein creates an artificial human but appears to die when it falls from a cliff. But the monster survives…


* = uncredited

Directed by: Yugo Serikawa
Toei Animation Company
Screenplay: Akiyoshi Sakai
English Language Version: Robert V. Barron *, Tom Wyner *
Comic Book: Gary Friedrich, Michael G. Ploog
Novel: Mary Shelley
Music: Kentaro Haneda

Masatada Komatsu (Franken)

Uncredited English language voices
Richard Epcar [Franken]
Louise Chamis [Emma]
Lara Cody [Walla]
Greg Finley [Victor]
Rebecca Forstadt [Emily]
Steve Kramer [Belbeau]
Ted Layman [Zuckell]
Tony Oliver [Phillip]
Joe Perry [sergeant/farmer dad/wedding guest 2/mob 1/walla]
Mike Reynolds [Grandpa]
Dan Woren [detective 1/mob 2]
Tom Wyner [Zuckel]

Alternative Titles

Frankenstein – US video title
Frankenstein Legend of Terror – US advertising title
Monster of Frankenstein – USA advertising title

See also
Yami no Teiô Kyûketsuki Dorakyura (1980)


Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.189
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.277