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K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces

(K-20: Kaijin nijû mensô den)


In 1949. World War II has been avoided. The system of "nobility" established in the Meiji Era continues today, creating an extreme divide between the upper and lower classes. Ninety percent of the country's wealth is controlled by the upper members of society. Teito has been gripped by the emergence of a phantom thief who steals priceless objects from the rich. He is known as "The Fiend with Twenty Faces" or simply "K-20". The protagonist of the story is Heikichi Endo, a circus acrobat who is deceived by K-20 and set up to take the fall for the phantom thief. Using his incredible physical dexterity, Heikichi wages war against K-20. He fights alongside K-20's next wealthy target, Duchess Yoko Hashiba, and her husband-to-be, brilliant detective Kogoro Akechi. But what is the ultimate decision Heikichi has to make?

A movie directed by Shimako Sato

2008 - 137 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35

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Also Known As

  • K-20: The Legend of the Black Mask (inc)
  • K-20: Legend of the Mask (inc)
  • K-20: Legend of the Mysterious Person Twenty Faces (inc)

Release dates

  • December 20, 2008
  • December 20, 2008
  • March 01, 2010 (Bexley Anime and Manga Festival)
  • January 10, 2011 (video premiere)
  • January 23, 2009 (Santa Barbara Film Festival)
  • April 20, 2010 (video premiere)
  • May 21, 2010 (Seattle International Film Festival)