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Death Note's Matsuyama in Metal Rock Face Paint

posted on 2008-03-11 02:58 EDT
L's Kenichi Matsuyama dons makeup for film based on Detroit Metal City manga

The Sankei Sports newspaper has posted images of Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note, NANA, Sexy Voice and Robo) in his Detroit Metal City role of the hapless main lead Sōichi Negishi — and the extravagant metal rocker "Johannes Krauser II" that Sōichi becomes, black-and-white face paint and all. The movie adapts Kiminori Wakasugi's rock-n-roll comedy manga of the same name. Director Toshio Lee began filming Matsuyama as the vocalist of the fictional Detroit Metal City band on March 8. Ryūji Akiyama plays drummer "Camus," Yoshihiko Hosoda plays "Alexander Jagi," and Yasuko Matsuyuki (Vexille's Maria) plays the nameless female head of the band's Death Records label. The film opens in Japan this summer.

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