Monday, 7 November 2016


Last Tuesday we brought you the news that Hana Sugisaki (Mozu The Movie) had been cast in the upcoming live-action film, Blade of the Immortal, starring Takuya Kimura (Space Battleship Yamato).

Well now it looks like she has back up, with the supporting cast including the likes of Sota Fukushi (As The Gods Will), Hayato Ichihara (The Grudge 2), Erika Toda (Death Note), Ebizo Ichikawa (Over Your Dead Body), Tsutomu Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato), Min Tanaka (The Eternal Zero), Kazuki Kitamura (Killers), Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill ) and Shinnosuke Mitsushima (Over The Fence). It's a fine, fine cast. The new movie will be directed by Takashi Miike and is based on manga series “Mugen no Junin” by Hiroaki Samura.

For those of you well versed in the manga, Sota Fukushi will play Kagehisa Anotsu, Hayato Ichihara will play Shira, and Erika Toda is to take on the role of Makie Otonotachibana. “Blade of the Immortal” will be released April 29, 2017 in Japan.

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