Takeshi Kitano, aka "Beat" Takeshi, has already explored the realms of film and video games, but will the multi-talented artist / actor / director / poet / comedian / etc. soon be tackling the medium of animation? Hit the jump to learn more.
Takeshi's Challenge - the legendarily confounding 1986 NES action-adventure game made with input from poet / comedian / actor / writer / director Takeshi Kitano (aka Beat Takeshi) - is heading to mobile devices on August 15, 2017, and the game will include new content as well as a line of official goods thanks to Taito Corporation. Hit the jump to learn more.
A full-length trailer and a new movie poster have been released for Outrage: Coda, the 3rd and final entry in Takeshi Kitano's Outrage trilogy of Yakuza ganster movies focusing on betrayal and bloody vengeance. Hit the jump to check them out.
The official movie poster and a teaser trailer have been released for Outrage: 0 Coda (known in Japan as Outrage Saishudo), the third and final film in Takeshi Kitano's hard-boiled trilogy about an old-fashioned yakuza foot soldier struggling to survive in a modern world beset by constant betrayal. Hit the jump to learn more.
Multi-faceted actor / director / poet / comedian Takeshi Kitano, aka Beat Takeshi, will star in the upcoming drama While the Women Are Sleeping, in which a burnt-out writer becomes obsessed with the strange relationship between a beautiful young woman and a much older man. Hi the jump to learn more.
FROGMAN, the director of Thermae Romae and Insufficient Direction, has produced a series of short animated commercials for the upcoming home video release of Takeshi Kitano's comedic yakuza film, Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen. Hit the jump to check out the 1st entry in the series.
Angfa Co. - a Japanese company dedicated to developing anti-aging health and beauty products - has resurrected the infamously difficult and surreal 1986 Famicom video game, Takeshi's Challenge, featuring design work by Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action crime drama / suspense film Mozu is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Don't mess with the elderly, especially when those gray-haired gentlemen aren't gentlemen at all, but rather retired yakuza! Takeshi Kitano writes and directs Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, a dark comedy arriving at Japanese theaters in April. Hit the jump to learn more.
To close out the year and promot their new "Crown", car company Toyota has presented a convergence of their ReBorn ad campaigns with the meeting of beloved robot cat Doraemon, as portrayed by French actor Jean Reno and the modern reincarnation of Sengoku era's second great unifier of Japan Toyotomi Hideyoshi, as portrayed by comedian/actor/director Beat Takeshi. Get a look after the jump.
After delaying the project in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, director/actor/sometimes comedian Takeshi Kitano is back with yakuza sequel Outrage Beyond. Leading into its Japanese opening on October 6th, a new promo uses its gangsters as an object lesson in movie theater etiquette. Get a look after the jump.