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Versus Star Directs Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Live-Action

posted on 2007-08-07 06:52 EDT
Actor Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Death Trance, SHINOBI) is making his screenwriting and directing debut with a live-action movie based on Sakigake!! Otoko Juku, Akira Miyashita's classic Weekly Shonen Jump fighting manga. The 1985-91 manga about a boys' private school for delinquents sold 26 million volumes and already inspired a 1988 animated television series and movie. Shooting began this past April for a projected early spring release next year. Sakaguchi is playing the lead Momotarō, while the actor Shōei plays his friend Genji. Source: Sports Hōchi via Tokyograph

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