'Rev. from DVL' Idol Kanna Hashimoto Headlines Sailor Suit and Machine Gun Remake

posted on by Carlos Cadorniga

The remake to a famous film in Japan will feature a popular star in a unlikely role.

In 2016, the Japanese classic satire movie Sailor Suit and Machine Gun will see a revival starring Japanese idol Kanna Hashimoto as the machine gun-toting delinquent Izumi Hoshi. Hashimoto has been described as the "exceedingly angelic" center of Rev. from DVL, an idol group based out of Fukuoka Prefecture. Her sweet appearance will have to adapt to for her upcoming role.

The original film came out in 1981 and starred famous Japanese actress and singer Hiroko Yakushimaru. Her rise to fame can be accredited to her role in this film, which won her a Japan Academy Prize in 1982. Yakushimaru also sang the theme song for the movie and topped the Oricon Singles Chart for five weeks straight.

Hashimoto has stated that while she is aware of the enormous shoes she is set to fill, she "[wishes] to play the role in her own way."

Jiro Akagawa, the author of the 1978 Japanese novel on which the films are based, gave his blessing to Hashimoto and wished her luck in portraying "the Izumi Hoshi of the 21st century".

The original film is about a delinquent schoolgirl who inherits her murdered father's yakuza clan. She then works together with her new crew to investigate the killing.

Hashimoto recently starred in a live-action adaptation of Assassination Classroom as Ritsu, the assault robot. The film came out on March 21 of this year.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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