Nakatsu was laid off at his company and now works part-time at a convenience store. One day, he forms a vigilante group (to protect his town) with Toshida, who has a mysterious physical ability, Kanari, who is a female high school student with excellent information gathering abilities, and Kusaki, who wields hammers under his sleeves. As they punish evil doers, the group gains popular support and flourish.
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The movie itself is weird (especially the sketchy company boss you'll find out later on) if you're not familiar with Japan's societal condition, but rather, it's something to think about if you can relate with it Hero Mania is about choosing to take action against what you know is wrong. It's about choosing to fight and to be swallowed by your passion because you know that you can't just be complacent and go with the flow. It's in the how the movie portrayed how bad the society can be if you choose to plug your ears and close your eyes.
It's not an elaborate movie, it's unexpected and full of action! The main thugs are a bit remnant of those from Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Last Action Hero," with an evil and sophisticated mastermind who controls a psychological killer in a yellow raincoat that our young "Kick-Ass" watchers must dress to make The streets safe again.
The film is a smart take on the watchful genre, and has lots of silly comedy as well as some scarier moments, that's all, the narrative is tedious and the elements that make up "Hero Mania: Life" leave a lot to be desired.