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Never will you see another movie that features as much groin-and-muscle-grinding action as Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero.

This latest Japanese flick to hit movie theatres in Singapore (exclusively at Filmgarde cineplexes) will leave your jaw dropping as you laugh along to the many special attacks uniquely possible only with Hentai Kamen himself. For those who follow the manga series, do not feel deterred from watching as it is just as hilarious with a few new twists of its own here and there.

Throughout the movie’s 105-minute runtime you’ll find yourself laughing and being in shock over many of the scenes (pro tip: we’d advise viewers to refrain from consuming a soft drink when you’re watching this movie).

Another pro tip, this one provided to us at the start of the film courtesy of the movie’s producers and local film distributor Encore Films: also be advised that when you are watching this movie, do refrain from succumbing to the urge to strip and become Hentai Kamen as that would goes against the rules and regulations of Filmgarde Cineplex.

Now that you are sufficiently warned, let’s dive into what the show is all about.

 

A journey to discover one’s inner perverse… for the sake of saving the world!

Hentai Kamen follows the story of a young boy by the name of Kyōsuke Shikijō (played by Ryohei Suzuki) who is by far one of the weakest student in his school – or so everybody thought.

Everything changes one day, however, when he has to infiltrate a building where Aiko Himeno (played by Fumika Shimizu, whom you might recognise as Yuki Jojima from Kamen Rider Fourze) a newly transferred girl and Kyosuke’s love interest in the movie, and a bunch of office employees are being held hostage by armed robbers on the top-most floor.

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“Get us a helicopter!” one of the robbers yells to the crowd of passers-by and policemen who have assembled at the base of the building. When Kyosuke urges the police to give in to the armed robbers’ demands, the police chief tells him that it was a stupid demand – the building was not equipped with a helipad.

There was nothing that the police could do, even if they very much wanted to do something to calm the robbers down.

That’s when Kyosuke decides to take matters into his own hands, and infiltrates the building. Not wanting to be recognised by the robbers, Kyosuke decides to look for something that he could use to disguise himself as one of the masked robbers. Purely by accident, Kyosuke grabs a pair of used woman’s panties, and wears it on his head thinking it was a mask. By the time he realises his mistake, for some reason Kyosuke was unable to remove the pair of panties on his head at will.

With that single moment of folly, the genes within Kyosuke – the masochistic senses of his policeman father, and the sadistic tendencies of his hostess mom – are rudely awakened, unlocking 100% of the power that laid dormant within his muscles, transforming the mild-mannered high school student into the not-so-mild-mannered forbidden superhero, Hentai Kamen.

With the ability to catch bullets with his bare hands, and movement speeds so fast that to the untrained eye, Hentai Kamen appears to be teleporting from point to point, Kyosuke manages to resolve the hostage situation with ease, and secures Aiko’s safety.

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Aiko is grateful for Hentai Kamen’s help. However, as HK is, after all, a pervert, initially Aiko is reluctant to adore the man who saved her (she does not know that it is actually Kyosuke in disguise), for she is ashamed of thinking that a pervert – who wears women’s stockings and panties for a mask, and who everyone is making fun of – to be chivalrous ally of justice.

However, through a string of hilarious incidents both within and outside of the school that Kyosuke and Aiko attends, our female heroine gradually warms up to the forbidden superhero.

Part of the movie’s appeal has to do with getting us, the audience, to realise through Aiko’s vantage point that, just like Hentai Kamen, there are plenty of people in our lives who are really superheroes in their own regard – like, say, your own father – but who we are ashamed to acknowledge our respect and adoration for, because they’re just so lame or embarrassing in front of your friends.

There’s definitely a meaningful message in Hentai Kamen somewhere. Hidden behind all the nutsack jokes, and the hilariously obscene action.

But let’s not kid ourselves: this movie is 95% about watching Kyosuke ponder over ridiculous (read: hilarious) dilemmas like having to steal somebody’s panties just so he can transform into Hentai Kamen and save the world.

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Although at some point the movie gets a little too serious for its own good – specifically, right after Hentai Kamen meets his arch-nemesis Fake Hentai Kamen who is so powerful that he succeeds in robbing Kyosuke of his power to transform – there are just so many laugh-inducing moments in the flick that it is hard not to recommend this to anyone and everyone who appreciates slapstick comedy or toilet humour.

If you like funny shows, this one-of-a-kind flick will certainly burst your gut.

There’s even a bit of fanservice for both male and female viewers alike! Both the lead actor and actress, Ryohei Suzuki and Fumika Shimizu, appear in swimwear at some point in the movie.

Ryohei Suzuki, with his rock-hard abs and astounding built, are especially a treat to female viewers – he trained about a year for this role!

So do follow through the hilarious adventures of Kyōsuke Shikijō, as he comes to terms with his “cursed” blood (as it turns out, he is a pervert, of sorts) and work behind the scenes to save the world one grind at a time!

Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero (R21, for mature content and sexual references) is now screening at Filmgarde Cinemas at Bugis+ and Leisure Park Kallang, for a limited time only.

Tickets can be booked online here.