'D5 Five Detectives' Franchise's Voice Actors Star in May Live-Action Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
An event for the new "D5 5-nin no Tantei" (D5 - Five Detectives) project on March 17 revealed that the planned live-action film will star the five voice actors for the main characters. Gen Takahashi will direct the film. The film will open on May 5, and the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release is slated for July.
The official site for the project also revealed a trailer on March 16.
The film's cast includes:
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Mikio Kanai, a former FBI information analyst
- Daisuke Kishio as Kiyoka Yoshimoto, a hacker who works in the shadows
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Kōhei Yamasaki, a former bodyguard
- Daisuke Namikawa as Jōshi Yahagi, a martial arts expert
- Showtaro Morikubo as Keisuke Negiya, the heir to an international financial group
Junichi Kawamoto will also star in the film alongside the five main cast members.
A novel for the project and a soundtrack will debut in June. In addition, a manga for the franchise will debut in September. The franchise will also have four drama CDs, with the first drama CD slated for July.
Erumu Rento is credited for the original work, and will also direct the overall project and pen the scripts. Artist Yasutake Kawahito is the project's illustrator. The live-action film is the project's "first work."
The franchise's story starts in a playhouse, where five independent detectives are gathered around a table on the theater's stage. On the table lies the corpse of Kōichi Hachiyo, a wealthy young businessman in the international IT industry. Kōichi's friend, "Master Q," has called these five detectives together to find Kōichi's murderer. Master Q has already paid each of the detectives US$1 million, and if they can find the murderer within 48 hours, while hiding everything from the police, Master Q will pay them each an additional US$2 million.
Source: Eiga Natalie