Thursday, August 04, 2016

Yamazaki Kento to star in new movie "Saiki Kusuo no Sainan"

Yamazaki Kento will be starring in the new movie "Saiki Kusuo no Sainan" (The disaster of Saiki Kusuo) which is based on the same-titled popular manga by Aso Shuichi serialised since 2012. The movie will be directed by Fukuda Yuichi who is also making the movie adaptation of another popular manga "Gintama". Yamazaki plays the role of a senior high school student named Saiki Kusuo who possesses strong supernatural powers that constantly gets him into trouble,

News of this movie adaptation first came out in June 2015 but there was no follow-up until now. At the time when the offer to make the manga into a movie was made to Aso, he had chosen Fukuda to be the director and the latter had agreed to it readily. Even though Yamazaki was selected to be the lead actor soon after, the lack of updates to the film's production led Aso to think that the project was probably going to be scrapped. Especially when Aso saw news that Fukuda was going to direct "Gintama" as well, he wondered if Fukuda was ever going to have time for his movie. In response, Fukuda revealed that there were some issues that prevented them from making further announcements on the production of this movie. He himself also thought that it was a case of bad timing that news of "Gintama" came out while the fate of "Saiki Kusuo no Sainan" was not confirmed. However, now that things have settled down, he hopes to be able to do a good job for this film and said that he had already finished the script way before he did the same for "Gintama".

This movie will begin filming in the autumn of 2016 and is due to be shown in cinemas next year.


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