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Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar Live-Action Movie Casting Announced

posted on 2007-09-24 16:41 EDT
Jun Kaname to star in adaptation of Kyousuke Usuta manga

Earlier this summer, a live-action film adaptation of the Kyousuke Usuta comedy manga Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar was announced in Weekly Shonen Jump, Kodansha'a manga magazine which features the series. Over the weekend, the film's release was confirmed and the principle cast was announced.

The main character, Jaguar, will be played by Jun Kaname, who made his major acting debut as Kamen Rider G3 in the sci-fi robot series Kamen Rider Agito. The director of the film, Makkoi Saitō, said that he selected Kaname because he is a "very interesting human being." Other cast selected for roles in the movie include variety show regulars Hirosaki Ogi and Kenichi Nagira.

Jaguar first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump seven years ago. As a "gag" manga, the series does not have a uniform plot, but the action centers around the imposing looking Jaguar, who plays the recorder in a way that it sounds like a guitar. The movie is scheduled to open in early 2008.

Source: Sponichi Annex

Image © Shueisha, Kyousuke Usuta

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