I Am a Hero

Synopsis: One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite severe injuries including a broken neck, the victim's body stands up and walks away. Hideo questions whether this is another one of his hallucinations, but strange events begin happening around him.
Genre: Action, Horror
Director(s): Shinsuke Sato
Production: Avex Pictures
  6 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min


(Onto the next story.)

(Yesterday, at about 6 PM)

(On a road in Hiroshima city)

(A 45 year old woman was seriously bitten by a Tosa dog.)

(This Tosa dog is one meter long.)

(It was subdued by 3 police officers who received the call.)

(This incident happened on a road in Fukushima city, Showa town.)

(The dog owner is Masayuki Fuji, 27)

(Was also hurt.)

(The reason behind biting is still being investigated.)

(The woman was saying gibberish at the time.)

(So the police will ask experts for a psychological profile.)

(This would decide whether the she would be held responsible.)

But, man, what should I do?

Why not just waltz right in?

Eh? Mitani, would you go?

A high school reunion? Of course not.

Haven't made any money.

Why would I want to drink with those people in suits?

(We're correcting the news.)

(It's not "seriously bitten by a Tosa dog.")

(But "seriously bit a Tosa dog.")

(We apologize for the incorrect information.)

But there's a girl I want to meet again.

Wasn't that news just now a bit weird?

(A 35 year old jobless man was arrested due to performing obscene acts.)

35 years old. Jobless.

It can't be Suzuki, right?

A manga assistant is no different than being jobless, no?

From the perspective that both accomplish nothing.

Suzuki will too become a criminal, huh.

I see. I see.

Do you know what the peak of Japanese culture is?


For example, in terms of movies.

Due to the language barrier and culture differences

It's hard to take the lead in the world. It's too limited.

The same can be said for music.

But in terms of manga

Japanese manga is the world standard.

It's a piece of culture worth bragging.

Being a manga assistant isn't sad.

This is the place, where we lead the world's trend.

The world.

What a philosophy.

Guess it's my loss.

Manga's the best!

Manga's the best! x4

Manga's the best!

Manga's the best! x3

Manga's the best!

Manga's the best! x3


Manga's the best.

Manga's the best.

Suzuki-san's... amazing.

(Mitani) Suzuki-kun.

Thank you, but I...



Stop talking to yourself.


Hey, is the City Hall ready?

Just a bit left.

Sensei, please check my work.

Then bring it in here.


I'll check it in this room.

Hideo Suzuki

I'm back.

(As expected, men who don't work hard are useless.)

(And if they are still useless after they try...)

(They were useless before anyway...)

(I'm not talking about income.)

(It's their attitude.)

(Umm, even if they don't earn much)

(and are living with their girlfriends)

(they shouldn't bring trouble for their girlfriends.)

(Should go look for a part-time job)

(If they don't let their girlfriends see their manly side now...)

(then when will they do it?)

(For the sake of their girlfriends)

(they should show some gratitude for everything their girlfriends did.)

(Sometimes he would apologize.)

("I'm sorry!")

(How should I put it)

(Is it good to keep dragging things on?)

(What troubles me is...)

(One Manga a Day) (It's never too late.) (The road to manga is harsh.)

(The Steve Jobs of Manga World) (Rock n Roll) (Get serialized!) (Handsome Glasses)

(The road ahead will be named the Suzuki Way!!)

(The 8th Manga Newcomer's Award - Honorable Mentions - Hideo Suzuki)

It's been 15 years, huh.

Hunting Rifle and Airgun License

Go sleep...

if you aren't working.

Uhh... J... Just about to begin working.

Just looking for some inspiration.

Why not sell it?

We have no money to spend on hobbies.

I'll get published next time.

Then I'll get serialized all in one go.

It'll be fine. It'll be fine.

I will protect you...



Ah, Suzuki, right?

Yeah, I'm Suzuki.

Hideo Suzuki

He's the "Hero" Hideo.

This time is the action genre, huh.

Ah, well.

It can be a manga that introduces real guns.

It was science fiction last time, right?

No, the one before that.

No, no matter what, the protagonist...

The protagonist

How should I put it...


He's too normal, you know?

Why is it always like this?

Ah, Korori sensei!

I'm sorry to have you come all the way here.

It's okay. I'm just passing by.


Didn't you two debut in the same year?

During the Newcomer's Awards.


It's Suzuki.

Right! Suzuki!!!

How nostalgic! The Newcomer's Awards from 15 years ago!

Where are you drawing right now?

I'm taking a break right now.

Break? Isn't this your name though?

Sensei, we'll serve you over there.

We'll have a drink next time and talk about manga, okay?

Do contact me.

Thank you.

This way please.

Umm, about this...

Ah, try harder next time.

This way, sensei.

Oh, sensei, your watch's so cool!

It's so I can pay less tax.

As I thought, Rolex is great, huh.

Wait a minute!

If we sell this, we can at least pay the rent!

It's dangerous, Tekko!

That would be going against the Gun Control Law.

Tekko, wait!

Tekko, next time! I'll try harder next time!

Calm down. Calm down.

You're annoying! Shut up!

Calm down!

Stop it!

Tekko, stop it!

Ah! That's...

Non-flammable garbage.

Wait, wait! Wait a minute! Tekko!

How long... How long do you want me to wait?

10 years? 20 years? 30 years?

Hideo, what you seek isn't a dream anymore!

It's a delusion!

Only a small, special group of people can achieve success.

Hideo, you're normal! You're a very normal person!

Nothing can be accomplished like this.

Not even until death!

I... I can't do this anymore.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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