Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mizobata Junpei to star in new real-life adaptation movie "Hurricane Polymar"

Mizobata Junpei will be starring in the real-life adaptation movie "Hurricane Polymar" which will be his first action movie and Tatsunoko Production's 55th anniversary commemorative production. The movie which is based on the same-titled anime shown via TV Asahi between October 1974 and March 1975, is a science-fiction action story which will be directed by Sakamoto Koich and will be shown in May 2017.

Mizobata will be playing the lead character Yoroi Takeshi who used to be a streetfighter and is an assistance at a detective agency. By wearing a special helmet called Polymet, he transforms into a super hero wearing a bright red suit and fights for world peace by using the Hariken which is a mixture of judo and karate. In preparation for the filming, Mizobata began training four months before by the director who used to be a stuntman and commented that he thought that he would never have a chance to play a hero. However, this movie came at a special time for him since it has been 10 years after his debut and he was honoured to be given this chance. This time, he will be able to show his face even after wearing the super hero suit as compared to other super hero movies which tend to conceal the characters' faces and use action actors as stand-ins.

Sources: Sponichi / Oricon

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