Monday, August 22, 2016

Cast announcement of new movie "Shinobi no Kuni"

The cast announcement for new movie "Shinobi no Kuni" starring Arashi's Ohno Satoshi was made on 21 August. Ishihara Satomi will be playing the lead character Mumon's (Ohno) wife Okuni which will be the first time they are working together. In the original novel, Mumon is depicted to be so besotted with Okuni at first sight that he snatches her from a samurai family and makes her his wife. Ishihara commented that although this is a period action movie, there is also a focus on how Okuni spurs Mumon to become better and more hardworking since he's lazy and not serious and showers him with love like a mother.

Suzuki Ryohei will be playing the role of Shimoyama Heibee who was born in a Iga shinobi family but is disappointed with the ways of the ninja. In preparation for the filming, Suzuki underwent two months of action training as his character is supposed to be a skilled ninja. Iseya Yusuke will play the Heki Daizen who is a retainer of Oda Nobukatsu while Hey! Say! JUMP's Chinen Yuri will be playing Nobukatsu. Co-stars also include Makita Sports, Taira Yuna, Kunimura Jun, Denden, Mitsushima Shinnosuke and Kitaroura.

Filming began last month and is set to wrap up by late September. The movie will be shown in cinemas during the summer of 2017.

Sources: Nikkansports / Cinema Cafe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah! I thought Iseya Yusuke is playing Heibee and the teddy bear Suzuki Ryohei playing Daizen. Heibee is a bishounen in the manga and Daizen is huge.

Thank you for the article Chiaki :)

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