Release : Apr-20-2018 Duration : 127min.
©︎2018 INUYASHIKI Film Partners ©︎HIROYA OKU/KODANSHA
Director : Shinsuke Sato (KINGDOM) Original Story : Hiroya Oku (GANTZ) Screenplay : Hiroshi Hashimoto (Flying Colors: How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year)
Super geezer takes you on a mind-bending “aerial experience”!
This “sensational new virtual movie” is a collaboration between Hiroya Oku, creator of the blockbuster manga “GANTZ” which sold over 20 million copies, and Director Shinsuke Sato who brought the work to the big screen as a two-part live action film which recorded box office sales of 6.3 billion yen.
Noritake Kinashi plays the protagonist Inuyashiki in his first lead role in 16 years. Comedian Kinashi took on new challenges including “wire action” (wire work) stunts and intense battle scenes in this uncharacteristically dramatic role. Takeru Satoh also took on a new challenge in his first “villain” role. He plays the mass murderer Shishigami, an antihero who possesses inhuman powers and kills without emotion or remorse. Satoh uses his physical agility to bring fierce action scenes to life with effortless grace. Kanata Hongo, Fumi Nikaidou, Ayaka Miyoshi and Yusuke Iseya round out the all-star cast. The climactic battle between Inuyashiki and Shishigami takes place in modern-day Shinjuku. Viewers are in for a heart-pounding virtual experience as the protagonists take to the sky, deftly maneuvering between skyscrapers at lightning speed over familiar landmarks in a fierce death match. The film incorporates a seamless fusion of actual footage and CG, as Inuyashiki and Shishigami’s bodies evolve into deadly weapons and the iconic city of Shinjuku is destroyed. Non-stop action and innovative visuals using the latest VFX technology will leave the audience breathless!
Are humans inherently good? Or evil?
Soon-to-be retired, utterly forgettable salaryman Inuyashiki (Noritake Kinashi) gets no respect from his colleagues or his family. His feelings of emptiness and futility are compounded when his doctor informs him that he has terminal cancer with only a few months to live. That night, Inuyashiki is involved in a freak accident which somehow transforms his body into a machine with superhuman powers. Shishigami (Takeru Satoh), a high school student also at the scene of the accident, undergoes the same transformation and begins to use his newfound powers at will. Shishigami uses his powers to hurt whoever crosses him, while Inuyashiki uses his powers to save them -- polar opposites with extraordinary powers, each with their own agendas…