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The H-man
The Liquid Man Brings the Scars on Japanese
Date:27, Nov, 2014
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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In a winter morning, I have felt cold absolutely even looking at the blue sky. Of course, it looks blue because of Rayleigh scattering elastic that means scattering of light or other electromagnetic radiation by particles much smaller than the wavelength of the shine. Moreover, at sunset time or dawn, you can see the red sky for the scattering.


After the accident at a nuclear power station in 2011, radial rays have been hated anyway. Needless to mention, sunshine is, beyond doubt, a kind of electromagnetic radiation. Our familiar mysterious sight can sometimes be brought by radial rays.

Radiation is an evil character, on films, especially tokusatsu movies. Among the plots, some seem sort of nonsensical. One of those films is “The H-man” released in 1958, whose main character is a liquid man made by basking in radial rays.

A man who was concerned with drug peddling suddenly vanished. He melted for a tender rain and flew into a ditch. Really, it was a liquid man who had basked in a lot of radioactive dust and who was in love with a beautiful singer girl; Chikako. Somehow she happened to be chased by cops, gangsters with the drug, a biologist, and a liquid man.

The story which a liquid man was born for radial rays can be called nonsense, you know. But you see antinuclear spirit at the basis. Behind the tale, there are surely vivid scars for two atom bombs, Fat Man and Little Boy, unfairly dropped by the United States of America. Japanese have to hold the fact forever and must not let it become spilled milk like a liquid man.



about The H-man

・Directed by Honda Ishiro
・Written by Kimura Takeshi
・Originally Written by Unagami Hideo
・Edited by Taira Kazuji
・Distributed by Toho
・Released on June 24, 1958
・Running Time: 87 minutes







 

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