TOHO has released the introduction video and theme song of the live-action film project Kappei which is adapted from the humorous manga of the same name by author Kiminori Wakasugi.
The movie will premiere in Japan on March 18.
The new cast (left to right, top to bottom):
- Moka Kamishiraishi as Haru Yamase
- Hideaki Ito as Kappei
- Daigo Nishihata as Keita Iruma
- Yūsuke Ōnuki as MamoruKōji Yamamoto as Masayoshi
- Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Hideo
- Arata Furuta as Shihan
- Fuku Suzuki as Takechi
- Yūki Kura as Yagi
- Nana Asakawa as Kumiko
- Taiiku Okazaki as Horita
- Kanade as Mirei
- Mandy Sekiguchi as Kazuya
The main production team:
- Director: Takashi Hirano
- Writer: Yuichi Tokunaga
- Composer: Koji Endo
Author Wakasugi launched the original manga on Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in 2011 after completed his Detroit Metal City manga in the same magazine. The manga ended in 2014.
Kappei is a martial artist living in a secluded and isolated small island, among many young men training vigorously with their Master to survive the July 1999 apocalypse predicted by Nostradamus — which never came. The Master finally gave up in 2011, disbanded the martial art camp, and sent members back to modern-day Japan. With no knowledge of the modern world, Kappei arrives in Tokyo and starts a new life: a hero without antagonists.