It’s here! Oguri Shun and Kuroki Meisa and Ayano Go star in this live-action adaption of the popular manga and animated series.
Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, the film’s run begins in Japan, on Saturday, August 30th. Essentially a heist film, it will focus on how our characters began their relationship. Check out the official trailer below.
Cast Shun Oguri as Arsène Lupin III
Tetsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen
Gō Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine
Tadanobu Asano as Koichi Zenigata
Jerry Yan as Michael Lee
Kim Joon as Pierre
Nick Tate as Dawson
Nirut Sirijanya as Pramuk
Rhatha Phongam as Miss V
On January 18th, the cast members of upcoming movie ‘Kitsutsuki to Ame‘ gathered for a pre-screening event with their fans. Oguri made heads turn by appearing as the only cast member in a kimono. However, Oguri realized that he stood out too much in a kimono, “Everyone is calling me ‘Young master’ today. It seems like I put too much effort in my style. It is kind of embarrassing.”
This movie is set at a peaceful mountain village, which is home to a woodcutter named ‘Kishi Katsuhiko’ (played by Yakusho Koji). One day, Kishi somehow ends up helping a film crew who came to the village to film a zombie movie, and meets a faint-hearted rookie movie director named ‘Tanabe Koichi’ (played by Oguri Shun). Though the two avoided each other in the beginning, they gradually deepened their ties with to one another. The movie exhibits the strange, yet heart-warming collaboration between the villagers and the film crew.
Aside from Oguri and Yakusho, Furutachi Kanji, Ibu Masato, and the director of the movie, Okita Shuichi attended the event.
“Kitsutsuki to Ame” which will be released on February 11th.
DAIGO has been announced as the star of the next “Ultraman” film. This will be his first time starring in a movie, and also his first time playing a hero in a tokusatsu work.
“Ultraman Saga” is scheduled to open in theaters next March. DAIGO will play Taiga Nozomu, a young man who transforms into Ultraman Zero. Taiga is the son of Ultra Seven, a rookie member of the self-defense team Super GUTS who is also a talented pilot. After desperately protecting a child in danger and sustaining a serious injury, he is chosen as Ultraman Zero, resulting in the birth of a new hero.
The story this time deals with a mysterious race of invaders who have taken over the Earth. Ultraman Zero must team up with Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Cosmos to restore peace to the planet.
“Ultraman Saga” will be shown in 2D and 3D in theaters starting March 24, 2012.
This upcoming movie takes place two years later, when Amemiya decides to go on a honeymoon in Rome after hearing Takano’s dream of “spending the holidays in Rome with the person I love.”
“When I first heard about the movie adaptation, I was surprised! But I am looking forward to arguing with ‘buchou’ in Italy. I will do my best to produce a good movie that many people can laugh at,” expressed Ayase.
Fujiki also commented, “I was skeptical when I first heard of the movie adaptation. To have a heartwarming drama that takes place on a porch, I still can’t believe it. I have an attachment to the drama, so I am looking forward to playing ‘buchou’ again.”