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Live-Action Tiger Mask Project Planned as 3 Films

posted on 2011-05-09 22:12 EDT

Hisao Maki, the younger brother of the late manga creator Ikki Kajiwara, revealed on Sunday that the planned live-action film adaptation of Kajiwara's Tiger Mask wrestler hero manga will be three films. Maki, the producer of the films, also noted that the script is being completed, and that he wants to lock in the cast this month to start shooting. "Tiger Mask" is the alter ego of the character Naoto Date, a pro wrestler who fights for children in an orphanage.

Maki is a manga and anime creator in his own right; he wrote the WARU manga and co-created the Joe vs. Joe (Futari no Joe) anime. Tiger Mask became a popular topic in the national news in Japan this year after an anonymous donation of backpacks at a child guidance center sparked a nationwide movement.

Source: Sankei Sports


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