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I Am A Hero

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I Am A Hero
Ai Amu A Hīrō
Theatrical release poster
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Directed by Shinsuke Sato
Release Date 2015
Language Japanese
Studio Toho Pictures
Distributor Toho (Japan)
FUNimation Entertainment (USA)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hideo Suzuki Yo Oizumi
Hiromi Hayakari Kasumi Arimura
Tsugumi "Yabu" Oda Masami Nagasawa
Iura Hisashi Yoshizawa
Sango Yoshinori Okada
Abe Yu Tokui

I Am A Hero (Japanese title: アイアムアヒーロー, Ai amu a hīrō) is a 2015 post-apocalyptic horror-comedy film starring Yo Oizumi as Hideo Suzuki, a struggling, directionless manga artist's assistant whose life is suddenly changed by the onset of a zombie apocalypse. Armed with only his sporting shotgun (one of the very few in Japan), he sets out to survive and redeem himself as the world deteriorates around him. The film is an adaptation of the 2009-2017 manga series of the same name by Kengo Hanazawa.

The following weapons were used in the film I Am A Hero:

Submachine Guns

Ingram MAC-11

An airsoft MAC-11 is used by the survivors at the Fuji Royal Outlet Park camp. It is later used by Hideo.

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
A survivor takes the airsoft MAC-11 for an upcoming looting run.
After barely managing to restrain a ZQN (the in-universe name for the zombies), Hideo notices a radio and the MAC-11 on the ground.
Hideo checking the MAC-11.
The MAC-11 being fired.


Colt M4A1

An airsoft Colt M4A1 is also used by the survivors at the Fuji Royal Outlet Park camp.

Colt M4 Carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
The airsoft M4 being fired at a ZQN.
The survivor holds the airsoft M4 as he regroups with the rest of the survivors.
Finding himself surrounded after the looting run goes bad, a survivor desperately fires the airsoft M4 at a group of approaching ZQN.
As the ZQN continue to approach, he realizes that airsoft pellets aren't very effective against zombies.
Oh, dear.


Ruger Red Label

A 12 gauge Ruger Red Label is prominently used by Hideo Suzuki (Yo Oizumi) throughout the movie. This is notable difference from the original work, as Hideo is depicted using a Beretta 682 Gold E (and later, a Miroku MSS-20) in the manga. Due to privately owned firearms being extremely rare in Japan, the shotgun is seen as an item of extreme interest and importance by the other characters throughout the movie. Hideo originally owned the shotgun for recreational sporting, but the apocalypse has given him the opportunity to use it to shoot zombies and help others in need instead.

Ruger Red Label - 12 gauge
The shotguns's chambers are visible as Hideo closes them. Note the headstamps on the shells that identify them as Hudson-made replicas.
Hideo protecting Hiromi while getting ready to fire the shotgun at a ZQN (in his imagination).
Hideo looks at the ZQN around the mall with the broken-open shotgun slung on his shoulder. A good view of the shotgun's "teardrop"-design receiver is visible.
A closeup of the shotgun's trigger as Hideo gets ready to fire the shotgun in a standoff with the mall's survivors.
After Sango (Yoshinori Okada) takes the shotgun after the standoff, he taunts survivor camp leader Iura (Hisashi Yoshizawa) with the authority of having a real firearm all to himself.
Sango hypes up the survivors for the looting run as he holds up Hideo's shotgun.
Sango mis-aims the shotgun at a set of lights instead of an approaching group of ZQN.
Hideo loading the shotgun in the film's climax.
As he finds himself pinned down by the corpse of an obese ZQN and being attacked by another one, Hideo reaches for the dropped shotgun.
The shotgun being aimed.


Hideo's art

An over-under shotgun similar to the Red Label that Hideo uses is seen with a character in the art he draws.


Bulletin board

A picture of another over-under shotgun is seen pinned to a bulletin board above Hideo's desk.


Artists' references

Pictures of multiple firearms are seen pinned to a wall at the office Hideo works at.

One of Hideo's fellow assistants gets ready to present some of her new work to their boss. Pictures of multiple firearms are seen on the wall.

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