Wednesday, November 13, 2013

From Villain To Hero: Eiji Wentz Stars In THE TIGER MASK

You know what is so crazy and thrilling about Japanese trailers for most movies? It's that no matter how long or brief the footage is, you just know its going to be epic. The same goes for filmmaker Ken Ochiai's upcoming Japan-wide November release of Ge-ge-ge-no Kitaro, otherwise known as The Tiger Mask.

The film, adapted for the screen by Hidehiro Ito, Itaru Era, Micael W. Schock and co-writer/director Ken Ochiai, is inspired by the shonen manga novel by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji, which earned its reputation from 1968 and onward as each a graphic novel and an animated series thereafter. The original story follows a hugely feared and viciously skilled heel wrestler who alterations his tune and chooses to turn out to be a symbol of heroism right after a young boy approaches him and expresses that he wanted to be just as villainous as he was in the ring. The upcoming film, which was initially slated for release final year, functions our hero who earns the ire of an evil wrestling organization after he donates their money to an orphanage.

The Tiger Mask stars Eiji Wentz, Natsuna and Sho Aikiwa, and will initial make its way to the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal this July.

From Villain To Hero: Eiji Wentz Stars In THE TIGER MASK
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