Mikie Hara Shown in Costume for Live-Action Hurricane Polymar Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hara plays Polymar Suit researcher Rei Hieda, who transforms into Polymar Artemis

The official website for the live-action film of Tatsunoko Productions' 1974 anime Hurricane Polymar revealed five stills on Tuesday of Mikie Hara in costume as her character Rei Hieda, including the character's Polymar Suit-equipped alter ego, Polymar Artemis.

In the film's story, Rei Hieda is a researcher working on the Polymar Suit. She is a key character in the story, and it is not known whether she is an ally or enemy to protagonist Takeshi Yoroi.

The site previously streamed a video for the film earlier this month.

The film opens in Japan on May 13.

They previously announced cast includes:

Junpei Mizobata as Takeshi Yoroi/Hurricane Polymar

Yūki Yamada as Jōichi Kuruma

Mikie Hara as Rei Hieda

Yurina Yanagi as Teru Minami

Hatsunori Hasegawa as Tokita

Satoshi Jinbo as Akito Yashiro

The film celebrates Tatsunoko Productions' 55th anniversary. Koichi Sakamoto (Ultraman Ginga S, 009-1: The End of the Beginning) is directing the film, and Shinsuke Ōnishi (Ultraman Cosmos, Daimajin Kanon) is writing the scripts. Sakamoto is a Jackie Chan fan who became a stunt actor in America. He served as a stunt coordinator, producer, and director for much of the Power Rangers franchise. This projects marks his first time working on an adaptation of an anime.

The original anime series centers on Takeshi Yoroi (voiced by Kazuyuki Sogabe), a man who transforms into superhero Hurricane Polymar. The super-powered suit of his superhero identity can transform into one of five vehicles in order to fight crime.

The 1974 television anime inspired the 1996 New Hurricane Polymar video anime project. Anime Sols streamed the original anime series, and Urban Vision and Discotek Media released the video anime in North America.

Other parts of Tatsunoko Productions' 55th anniversary celebration include its Infini-T Force "full 3DCG" anime and its Time Bokan 24 television anime.

Source: Sankei News

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