Live-Action "Blade Of the Immortal" Manga Adaptation Finds American Distributor

A 2017 release is planned for what's being called the 100th film by Takashi Miike (which follows his direction credits on IMDB)

With its Cannes film festival screening, the live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga samurai manga Blade of the Immortal has been acquired for North American distribution by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures. A 2017 release is planned for what's being called the 100th film by Takashi Miike (which follows his direction credits on IMDB). 

 

The manga has been released in North America by Dark Horse. Its adaptation features

 Manji: Takuya Kimuar (idol group SMAP member)

 Rin Asano: Hana Sugisaki (Reiko Kanazuki in Ouran High School Host Club) 

 Kagehisa Anotsu: Souta Fukushi (Gentaro Kisaragi in Kamen Rider Fourze)

 Shira: Hayato Ichihara (Akira Kageyama in Yakuza Apocalypse)

 Makie Otonotachibana: Erika Toda (Misa Amane in Death Note)

 Eiku Shizuma: Ebizou Ichikawa (kabuki actor)

 Kensui Ibane: Tsutomu Yamazaki

 Habaki Kagimura: Min Tanaka

 Sabato Kuroi: Kazuki Kitamura

 Hyakurin: Chiaki Kuriyama

 Taito Magatsu: Shinnosuke Mitsushima

 

 

 

 

 

 

via Deadline

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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