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Milky Holmes Film Casts Pro Wrestler Togi Makabe

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Makabe voices Toys-wielder Felder in February 27 film

The staff of the upcoming Gekijōban Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Gyakushū no Milky Holmes (Detective Opera Milky Holmes the Movie: Milky Holmes' Counterattack) film revealed on Sunday that Japanese professional wrestler Togi Makabe will voice a character in the film named Felder, who can use Toys and is also looking for the "jewel that resurrects the vanquished."

The film's official website previously streamed a trailer that briefly shows Makabe's character (at around 0:41).

The film will open in 10 theaters in Japan on February 27.

The film's story will feature a three-way battle between The Gentlemen Thief Empire, the Genius 4, and the Milky Holmes groups. Just as the Milky Holmes group is settling down to relax at a hot spring after their study tour, an alarm goes off, because The Gentlemen Thief Empire intend to steal a treasure. The two groups start to battle for who gets to use the "Toys," when suddenly the Genius 4 rush to the scene.

The film's staff and cast are returning from the previous anime series. Takaaki Kidani is credited for the original concept and as the chief production supervisor at Bushiroad and Chronogear Creative, while Makoto Moriwaki is credited as chief director. Hiroaki Sakurai is directing the film at J.C. Staff. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is writing the script, and Seiya Numata is adapting Natsuki Tanihara and Yume Usahara's original character designs. Elements Garden is composing the music.

The film will star:

Suzuko Mimori as Sherlock Shellingford
Sora Tokui as Nero Yuzurisaki
Mikoi Sasaki as Hercule Barton
Izumi Kitta as Cordelia Glauca
Satomi Akesaka as Arsène/Henriette Mystère
Daisuke Kishio as Twenty/Kai Nijūri
Takuma Terashima as Stone River/Sōseki Ishinagare
Hiro Shimono as Rat/Jiro Nezu
Yoshino Nanjou as Kokoro Akechi
Ryoko Shintani as Hirano Hasegawa
Yukari Tamura as Saku Tooyama
Miyuki Sawashiro as Tsugiko Zenigata

A second round of special pre-sale tickets will cost 3,500 yen (US$28), and will include a specially made towel.

The franchise has inspired four television anime series and three anime specials.

Sources: Anime! Anime!, MoCa News

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