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Hentai Kamen

Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Superhero 2013

What better way to bring in the Christmas spirit than to talk about an asian movie about a superhero who wears a pair of panties as his superhero mask and dresses like Borat was way too modest. Really though, this is a superhero spoof movie that’s much better than the awful Superhero Movie while going through a lot of the same types of conflicts and story beats, except in every case it turns it into something so ridiculously sex-related that it becomes absolutely hilarious. I’m sure some people won’t get the joke, but I thought that the level of seriousness this movie treated a superhero with a pair of women’s panties on his face was just the right amount of absurdity and obscenity to make me laugh hysterically through most of this movie.

Hentai Kamen

The movie starts off just like the first Spider-Man movie, complete with the Marvel style comic flip featuring various Hentai Kamen manga pages before showing the credits through a series of web-like lacey elastic bands before going into the opening scene. Which starts oddly enough with a group of police officers tracking a bombing suspect into a house of ill repute where a dominatrix is doing her work, she is not happy with being interrupted and uses her talents on the lead police officer, when his backup is about to shoot her, he calls them off because he is enjoying the punishment, then there’s the voiceover “and that’s how my parents first met”. Kyosuke’s father is now dead, and his mother is still a dominatrix. Aside from that, he’s a typical Peter Parker, he’s in the Martial Arts club at school, but is the weakest member. He falls for the new girl in school, Aiko but is too shy to talk to her. Of course, she gets involved in a hostage situation at an office building where Kyosuke yells to the criminals that she’s his girlfriend, to which she adamantly denies. He sneaks in, defeats one of their members and puts his clothes on to sneak up on the others when he mistakenly puts a pair of panties on his face, unlocking his hidden potential and transforming him into Hentai Kamen, or as I will translate it to: the Masked Pervert, complete with anime spiky hair and for some reason a Spider-Man type mask that appears below the panties, topped off with a pair of fishnet stockings and a white pair of underwear which he soon pulls up over his shoulders to show off his bulge as much as possible.

The fighting scenes in this movie almost all consist of Hentai Kamen putting his crotch in the face of his enemies in as many different ways as possible. This is combined with some cheap looking computer effects to make him move in a somewhat Matrix-style and also adds shockwaves to many of the impacts. There is plenty of discussion about the types of perversion, and while there’s actually no nudity, surprisingly enough, the talk goes into quite a few details of some S&M type behaviors, including the fact that Kyosuke can only transform into Hentai Kamen using a used pair of panties. There’s a hilarious scene where he is badly dressed as a woman in a lingerie store and the clerk does a hilarious double take. The comedy is very broad and visual. It may sound jeuvenile to say this, but seeing the look on their faces when confronted with a giant twig and berries never gets old. And he is constantly making these ridiculous poses. It’s also interesting how they are able to change things up slightly throughout the movie because he keeps losing his panty mask and has to find a new pair, thereby giving him a new look every few fights.

Hentai Kamen 1

Of course, Hentai Kamen wouldn’t be a superhero if he didn’t have some supervillains to fight against. His main nemesis is a bratty kid from a rival school who seems to go around to various schools to defeat their entire martial arts clubs to take it over for himself, but he also mentions some sort of buried treasure hidden under the school. He’s an annoying kid who gets defeated pretty early on before sending a variety of assassins after Hentai Kamen which are all various odd stereotypes with their faces painted as if they’re some sort of android. There’s the goody-two shoes who comes to the school and hits everyone who is even slightly violating any sort of school rule along with his little gang. He’s followed by the pleasant boy who is surrounded by awestruck girls and he makes everything around him sparkle. There are a couple others before what the subtitles basically refer to as “bizarro” Hentai Kamen. The main difference is that Bizarro HK wears his panty-mask inside out, supposedly denying himself the perverted pleasure of sniffing the panties and I can’t believe I justed typed that sentence.

Two of the assassins in this movie.

Two of the assassins in this movie.

Aside from the plentiful dick jokes, there are also several moments that do get to take the air out of the superhero mythos, like the introduction of Bizarro HK who impersonates Hentai Kamen and goes around lifting the skirts of women on the streets and ruining Hentai Kamen’s “good” name, and Hentai Kamen has the chance to stop him, but it’s at the same time as his first almost date with Aiko at the pool, so he has a discussion with himself as Hentai Kamen over what’s more important to him, stopping Bizarro HK or going on the date. He also has several contemplative discussions with himself trying to decide if he was actually a pervert himself, or if he was just doing these perverted things in order to make himself into a hero. There’s no real answers to these questions as it’s all played for humor. Personally, I laughed very hard at most of this movie, there were a few slow parts, but it constantly surprised me with how far they took this concept, and how many different variations on the theme they could come up with, topping themselves each time. It is a complete mystery as to how this movie ever got made, but I had such a fun time watching it and laughed so much harder than any moment in the other parody I’ve seen, Superhero Movie. As a brief sidenote, my daughter snuck into the room at various points in this movie and also thought it was hilarious, calling him “underwear man” much to my wife’s and my dismay. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.

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About Bubbawheat

I'm a comic book movie enthusiast who has watched and reviewed over 300 superhero and comic book movies in the past four years, my goal is to continue to find and watch and review every superhero movie ever made.

Posted on December 24, 2013, in 10's movies, Other Comics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. That actually sounds really funny. The Japanese know no restraint, so they were perfect to execute a concept like this!

  2. Sounds pretty hilarious.

    How old is your daughter?

  3. Reblogged this on JGeekz.

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