Takasugi Mahiro will be appearing in the new movie "Sanposuru Shinryakusha" (The strolling invader) starring Nagasawa Masami, Matsuda Ryuhei and Hasegawa Hiroki which is adapted by the director Kurosawa Kiyoshi from the same-titled 2015 stage play from theatre group Ikiume.
Matsuda plays the role of Kase Shinji who has the habit of going on daily walks every evening but disappears without a trace for a few days. When he returns home, it is as if he has become an entirely different person which makes his wife Narumi shocked at his changes especially when he becomes very gentle and nice to her. Suddenly, Shinji tells Narumi that there will be an attack on Earth which is then followed by a series of strange happenings such as the mass killing of a family in the town they live in and the happening of weird events that disrupts the peaceful life they once had. Hasegawa plays the role of a journalist Sakurai who follows the "invader" around as part of his job. Takasugi plays the role of a mysterious young man Amano who Sakurai meets during the course of work and is actually the 2nd invader and partner of the first invader who takes over Shinji's body.
Although Takasugi is usually known for his cheerful and clean image in his works so far, the character of Amano in this movie was difficult to play because he had to show the ordinary exterior of Amano with a totally different inner world. However, he managed to proceed with the filming successfully with the help of the director.
The movie will be shown in cinemas from 16 September.
Sources: Eiga.com / Modelpress