I just watched Zebraman and didn’t even know that it is a Miike film. Like another review I read stated, the first half is good but things lag in the second half. As far as Visitor Q, Audition, and Ichi the Killer (as I hear, haven’t seen it) go, it’s a slight departure into normalcy…well for Miike at least. There are some really great and humorous moments in this film.
I didn’t care for Visitor Q or Audition but I really enjoyed this movie overall. Unfortunately there’s no official U.S. release yet so if you want to check it out, you’ll have to hit up your local Japanese import store.
In short, the film is about a teacher who fantasizes about being a superhero from a cancelled TV series and from there all sorts of things happen, but it’s never certain how much is real and how much is in his head.