Toma Ikuta to star in live-action "Yokokuhan"

By kevin on August 12, 2014 at 7:24am EDT

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On Tuesday it was revealed that actor Toma Ikuta has been cast in the lead role of Yoshihiro Nakamura’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Tetsuya Tsutsui’s manga Yokokuhan.

Ikuta will play a man named Gates who hides his face with a mask made of newspaper and heads an organization called “Shinbunshi”. Shinbunshi is responsible for a series of internet videos giving the public advance notice of crimes in which people the group deems guilty of transgressions not punishable by law are victimized.

The other members of Shinbunshi have also been revealed. Gaku Hamada will play Nobita, Ryohei Suzuki will play Kansai, and YoshiYoshi Arakawa will play Metabo.

Gaku Hamada, Ryohei Suzuki, and YoshiYoshi Arakawa

Additionally, actress Erika Toda will play Erika Yoshino, an elite inspector from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s cyber crime division who’s attempting to track down the members of Shinbunshi and put a stop to their crimes.

Erika Toda

The original manga was serialized in Shueisha’s JumpX from 2011-2013. As the story progresses, Shinbunshi gradually wins over the support of the public even as they’re pursued as terrorists. Meanwhile, their true motives remain a mystery to police.

Filming of “Yokokuhan” will begin this fall. A release is planned for sometime in 2015.

Source: Eiga.com

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