Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City)-directed adaptation will open in Japan on February 22
Having the leading actress Rosa Salazar (Alita), Christoph Waltz (Dr. Dyson Ido), director Robert Rodriguez,
at VR ZONE SHINJUKU in Tokyo on February 14.
According to the reports by Japanese media, Yukito Kishiro, the original author of Japanese cyberpunk
manga Gunnm, on which the live-action film is based, was very much satisfied with the long-awaited
adaptation. The live-action project was originally launched in 2003.
He had already seen the film four times (for free. He said it was the original creator's privilege), and the
Japan premiere screening was his fifth. He said on the stage, "Thanks to the great staff, it has become
the greatest movie in the world. Every time I see, I can find something new. The composition is amazing.
All scenes are special and there are no unneeded ones. It is so exciting that I can't believe that I created
the original story."
As reported, Kishiro previosuly posted his comment that praised the film very highly.
"The core part of the manga was brilliantly passed on to the film. Including the characters' emotion
and raison d'etre, they were perfectly reflected in the film, so I was very happy."
The live-action adaptation directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City) will be released in
Japan on February 22, one week later than its US release.
Japanese dub trailer
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