News Shokotan: Sukashi Kashipan Man Gets U.S. Live-Action Project
posted on 2009-07-12 22:04 EDT by Egan Loo
Shoko Nakagawa, the Gurren Lagann theme singer and Eyeshield 21 actress known to fans as "Shokotan," has reported in a Sunday blog entry that her Sukashi Kashipan Man hero character has an unspecified live-action project planned in America. She acknowledges that this development sounds like an April Fool's joke, but insists it is true.
In 2007, Nakagawa created an illustration of a hero character based on her interest in sand dollars (sukashikashipan) and sweet buns (kashi pan). After showcasing the design on her blog and television appearances, Nakagawa turned the character in a mini-franchise with anime on mobile phone websites, a Nintendo DS game, a manga by Arima Honda in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine, and even an official sweet bun in Lawson convenience stores. The Sukashi Kashipan Man the Movie DVD was released last August. Nakagawa performed at Anime Expo in Los Angeles last July.