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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Supporting cast lineup of new movie "Mugen no Juunin" announced

The supporting cast lineup of new movie "Mugen no Juunin" starring Kimura Takuya was announced on 6 November. The movie which is based on the manga by Samura Hiroaki, features Kimura in the leading role of a samurai Manji who is renowned for having killed 100 people and becomes immortal when a mysterious old lady gives him eternal life.  One day, he is engaged by a young girl named Asano Rin (Sugisaki Hana) to be her bodyguard and take revenge against Itto-Ryu which is a group of skilled swordsmen. He accepts the job reluctantly because Rin looks similar to his late younger sister.

Fukushi Souta will take on his first baddie role as he plays Anotsu Kagehisa who is the leader of Itto-Ryu and Manji's rival. Ichihara Hayato plays the role of Shira who is a killer belonging to Mugai-Ryu that is a rival of Itto-Ryu so he joins forces with Manji to fight against Anotsu. Toda Erika will appear as Otonotachibana Makie who is a female swordsman in Itto-Ryu very much trusted by Anotsu while Ichikawa Ebizo will be a top-grade swordsman named Shizuma Eikuu. Besides them, Yamazaki Tsutomu, Tanaka Min, Kitamura Kazuki, Kuriyama Chiaki and Mitsushima Shinnosuke will also be part of the cast.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Oricon

6 comments:

junny said...

Fukushi Sota as a baddie? In a Kimutaku film? This cannot be real. I'm laughing so hard. Is Japan out of decent leading actors??

Chiaki said...

Well, I wouldn't say that I was laughing at this but rather bewildered that he got such a meaty role as KimuTaku's enemy and a baddie somemore. Sometimes, the casting decisions these days tend to surprise me in a not-so-good way that I wonder if acting skills are still a consideration factor.

Anonymous said...

Well, it is Miike though...

Chiaki said...

Well, even though KimuTaku is not really regarded as a strong actor, there should be someone who is a heavyweight in terms of screen presence so as to take on the role of his rival. When you put him and Fukushi together, the latter just feels like he will be overwhelmed by KimuTaku. With a weak antagonist, such a story wouldn't be as interesting as it should be. Then again, let's wait till Golden Week next year to see how the Japanese audience responds to this casting choice before writing Fukushi off totally now. He may just surprise us for all we know.

junny said...

I just find it sad that the supporting cast is pretty solid, but the leading pair is so mehhh.

Chiaki said...

Yeah, the supporting cast is really strong and I guess this also reflects how much budget they have to pay for the actors' salaries.