Himitsu - The Top Secret Film Opens in Japan on August 6

posted on 2016-02-05 16:45 EST

The official website for the live-action film of Reiko Shimizu's Himitsu - The Top Secret psychological science-fiction manga revealed the film's opening date of August 6.

The mystery manga takes place in Japan five decades from now. Brain scanners have been perfected to the point that the government can retrieve up to five years' worth of memories from people's minds — even if they are dead. As they delve into people's minds to solve crimes, the investigators of the National Research Institute of Police Science's 9th Forensics Laboratory must weigh the ethical choices in the ultimate invasion of privacy.

Toma Ikuta (Hana-Kimi, We Were There, Akihabara @ DEEP, Honey and Clover, Mogura no Uta) plays Tsuyoshi Maki (pictured left in image at right), the brilliant laboratory head haunted by trauma. Masaki Okada (Hana-Kimi, Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu, Otomen, Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto, Space Brothers) plays Ikkō Aoki (right), the laboratory's new recruit. Chiaki Kuriyama (Battle Royale, Kill Bill, The Sky Crawlers) plays the forensic medical examiner Yukiko Miyoshi, and Nao Omori (Ichi the Killer, Helter Skelter, Parasyte) plays Shunsuke Manabe, a passionate detective (Manabe is a character created specifically for the movie, and he did not appear in the manga).

Director Keishi Ōtomo (live-action Rurouni Kenshin, Ryōmaden) began planning this film four years ago, and he began shooting last April. Izumi Takahashi wrote the movie's script.

Source: Comic Natalie

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