Nagai's Kekko Kamen Heroine Gets New Live-Action Film
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Japanese film news source Cinema Today reported on Wednesday that Go Nagai's original Kekko Kamen manga will receive a new live-action film adaptation. Adult video actress Aino Kishi will star as Kekko Kamen Shinsei -Reborn-'s title character, a young heroine who wears nothing but a red mask, boots, gloves, and a scarf.
The story of the original manga revolves around a student named Mayumi Takahashi who transfers to a high school that is known for its perverted teachers who sexually harass the female students. However, the masked heroine Kekko Kamen comes to the rescue of the harassed students.
Nagai's original manga previously inspired an original video anime (OVA) and several live-action films. The North American distributor ADV Films released the OVA in April 2008. Media Blasters released the Kekko-Kamen, Kekko Kamen: The MGF Strikes Back!, and Kekko Kamen Surprise! live-action films in North America in 2005.
The new film will premiere at the Ginza Cine Pathos theater in Tokyo's Ginza district on June 2.
Image © Go Nagai/Dynamic Project・AMG Entertainment