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Hentai Kamen Wins Audience Award at NY Asian Film Fest

posted on 2013-07-27 21:45 EDT
Live-action film of Andou's gag manga also gets Excellence in Action Cinema Award

The official Facebook page for the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) revealed last week that the Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Superhero (HK/Hentai Kamen) live-action film won this year's Audience Award and Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema.

The film adapts Keishuu Andou's Ultimate!! Hentai Kamen gag manga. Ryōhei Suzuki (live-action Gatchaman, Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Hana-Kimi, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan) stars as Kyōsuke Shikijō, a high school boy who transforms into a hero by wearing a panties mask — and little else. Fumika Shimizu (Kamen Rider Fourze) plays Aiko Himeno, the only daughter of the Himeno Group business conglomerate.

Yūichi Fukuda (I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow, One-Pound Gospel, Saru Lock, The 3-Mei-sama: Anime wa Anime de Arissho!) directed the HK/Hentai Kamen film, which opened in theaters in Japan on April 13. The film had grossed 101,983,300 yen (about US$1,050,000) on 27 different screens as of April 29.

NYAFF also screened Lesson of Evil, Rurouni Kenshin, Thermae Romae, and Helter Skelter. The 12th annual film festival ran from June 28 to July 15 at the Walter Reade Theater and Japan Society.

Source: Eiga.com


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