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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Main cast announced for new movie "Dorobo Yakusha"

The main cast for the new movie "Dorobo Yakusha" starring Kanjani 8's Maruyama Ryuhei and directed by Nishida Masafumi has been announced. Maruyama plays the role of Onuki Hajime, a welder who used to be a thief and is living a happy life with his girlfriend now. One day, he happens to meet his former partner in crime Hatakeyama Norio and is forced to break into the residence of a picture book author to steal. Although he makes it successfully into the house, he gets discovered by various people and has to assume different identities such as the houseowner, picture book author and editor in order to prevent being exposed and arrested by the police.

Ichimura Masachika will play Maezono Shuntaro, a picture book author and the owner of the luxury residence which Hajime breaks into while Yusuke Santa Maria will play a salesman who comes to the residence to sell oil paint teaching materials. Ishibashi Anna who has taken over the role from Shimizu Fumika, will be playing Oku Eriko who is the editor in charge of Maezono's works and Minemura Rie will play Yonemura Mayumi who is Oku's boss and the chief editor. Norio will be played by Miyagawa Daisuke while Takahata Mitsuki will play Fujioka Misa, Hajime's girlfriend. Last but not least, Katagiri Jin will play Takanashi Jin, a YouTuber who is Maezono's neighbour.

Filming began on 26 January and is expected to last till March instead of late February due to the change in the cast. The movie will be shown in cinemas from November this year.

Sources: Sanspo / Eiga.com

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