Fancy Paradise

Fancy Paradise (空想天国, Kūsō tengoku) is a 1968 Japanese comic science fiction film directed by Takeshi 'Ken' Matsumori from a screenplay by Yasuo Tanami. It is about a cult around an anthropomorphic frog called Gamara (Hideo Naka), probably named in parody of Daiei Motion Picture Company's semi-anthropomorphic turtle, Gamera.

Fancy Paradise
Directed byTakeshi 'Ken' Matsumori
Written byYasuo Tanami
Produced byShin Watanabe
CinematographyRokurô Nishigaki
Music byHiroaki Hagiwara
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • August 14, 1968 (1968-08-14)
Running time
85 minutes

The film also stars Akira Takarada, Akemi Kita, Kei Tani, Akihiko Hirata, Yû Fujiki, and Wakako Sakai, with a cameo by Jun Tazaki.


A timid office worker Keitarô Tamaru loves studying fantasy and myths. Even if Tamaru make an outstanding performance in his fantasy and connect with a wonderful woman, in reality he will only fail. As a result, he was finally downgraded from his employee job and decided to signed up as a security guard. One night, Tamaru and Chief Guard Yamamura were attacked by a mysterious group that has invaded the company, and Yamamura is seriously injured and hospitalized. However, Tamaru meet a wonderful woman who always appears in his fantasy dream. Her name was Hiroko Yamamura, the daughter of Yamamura. Tamaru rejoices, but after a short while, he is suspected by the police to be a member of a group that has invaded the company and is arrested. Tamaru escapes from the detention center and stands up to save Hiroko, who was kidnapped by the group.


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