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Kenichi Matsuyama to Play Supporting Role on Live-Action Kaiji
Posted by LadyPSerenity in News Articles July 04, 2009 at 05:31:39 PM

The award-winning actor Kenichi Matsuyama will reunite with Tatsuya Fujiwara onscreen for the first time since the Death Note films. Toya Sato is directing the live action film adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga.

Fujiwara will be playing the star rolefo Kaiji, a gambler who is 3.49 million yen in debt. (That's about 36, 000 USD) Yuki Amami plays Rinko Endo a loan shark, a character that is originally a male in the manga. The character convinces Kaiji to board a gambling ship to clear his debt. Matsuyama will be playing the supporting role of Makoto Sahara, Kaiji's acquaintance who is in a similiar life or death situation.

Kaiji will be opening on October 10th in Japan.

Source: Anime News Network

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