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Nana Mizuki Joins Fuse Anime Film Cast

posted on 2012-08-13 17:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Keiji Fujiwara, Atsushi Abe, Kenji Hamada also added to film opening on October 20

The official website for the Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō (Fuse: A Gun Girl's Detective Story) anime film adaptation of Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel by Kazuki Sakuraba (Gosick) revealed additional cast members for the film on Friday. Nana Mizuki (Naruto's Hinata Hyuuga, Blood-C's Saya Kisaragi) joins the cast as Itezuru (pictured at right), a high-ranking courtesan from the Yoshiwara pleasure district in Edo.

Other new members of the cast include Keiji Fujiwara as the Hyakka Shōten shopkeeper, Atsushi Abe as Kōjō, Kenji Hamada as Daikaku, Hideyuki Umezu as Aboshi, and Rokuro Naya as Zanaō.

In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.

Masayuki Miyaji (Xam'd: Lost Memories) will debut as a theatrical anime film director with a script by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). Designers Okama (Evangelion remake films) and Seiichi Hashimoto (Xam'd: Lost Memories) and composer Michiru Oshima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) are also contributing.

The main cast includes Minako Kotobuki as Hamaji, Mamoru Miyano as Shiro, Kanako Miyamoto as Meido, Katsuyuki Konishi as Dōsetsu, Maaya Sakamoto as Funamushi, Hiroshi Kamiya as Makuwari, and Hirofumi Nojima as Iesada Tokugawa.

The film will open in Japan on October 20.

[Via Ota-Suke]


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