In 2004, cult director Miike Takashi made his first foray into family entertainment with the superhero film Zebraman
. The film, starring Aikawa Sho as a teacher in the year 2010 who takes up the identity of a TV hero from his childhood and saves the world from aliens in the process, became Miike's biggest hit at the time. Six years later, Miike and writer Kudo Kankuro (Shonen Merikensack
) reunite for Zebraman: Vengeful Zebra City
, a sequel that takes the Zebraman saga into the year 2025, during which the striped hero is called upon to save the world from an Orwellian-esque government. In addition to legendary Aikawa returning as the Zebra suit-donning hero, Naka Riisa (Toki wo Kakeru Shojo
) steals the show with a sexy performance as leather-clad villain Zebra Queen.
15 years after the events of the first Zebraman, Ichikawa (Aikawa Sho) wakes up from his 15-year-long slumber. It's now 2025, Tokyo has been renamed Zebra City, and its corrupted ruler has allowed the police force - named Zebra Police - to kill anyone they suspect of a crime during two five-minute periods each day. Ichikawa is attacked by the police during such a period and loses memory of his superhero past. Taken in by a young man who recognizes him from 2010, Ichikawa slowly recovers his memories and vows to defeat the villainous Zebra Queen (Naka Riisa). However, the Zebra Queen has an even more evil plan in the works.
Blu-ray Edition comes with a bonus DVD with the making of the film, the making of the Zebra Queen music video, stage greeting, and trailers.