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Ikuta Toma and Yamada Ryosuke in a New Movie

The movie title is weird but you gotta love this new team-up!

As reported,

It was announced that Ikuta Toma will be  starring in the upcoming movie, “Grasshopper“. The movie is based from bestselling novel of Isaka Kotaro that tells the story of once law-abiding teacher named Suzuki who joined a criminal organization, Reijou, to avenge his lover. Suzuki will meet two different assassins, Cicada and Whale, and the story will show how their lives will interlaced.

Ikuta will play the role of Suzuki, a junior high teacher who will infiltrate the underworld to avenge his lover. Actor Asano Tadanobou plays the role of Whale/Kujira, an assassin whose business is to drive someone to suicide ; and Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke will play the role of knife-wielding murderer called Cicada/Semi.

Yamada has served as a voice-actor for the movie, “The Smurfs”, but this will the first time that he will be doing a live-action movie.

Ikuta expresses his excitement about working for the first time with Asano and he wants to learn a lot from the actor since Asano has made movies in and out of the country. In co-starring with Yamada, Ikuta says that he’s excited to see how [Yamada] pretty looks will transform into someone who nobody has ever seen before. High level of physical strength will be used in this movie that Ikuta wants to go wild as desired.

The movie is slated for release in 2015 and will be directed by Takimoto Tomoyuki who also directed Ikuta for “Nou Otoko”.

via jnews1, Sanspo, and Sponichi Annex

I haven’t seen “Nou Otoko” yet but I’m glad that Ikuta gets another movie deal after “REIJI”. BTW, I think that Yamada is too young for the role of Cicada/Semi so let’s see how this will turn-out.

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6 Comments

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  2. yah…i will really love the team-up..and it’s another one of Yama-chan’s versatility as an actor..from his detective roles (hidarime tantei eye,tantei gakuen Q, Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo) to a murderer..hehehe…i bet he will do the role awesomely..can’t wait..:)

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    • sasshi09

      I never really like Ikuta Toma until I saw Nou Otoko so I really recommend it! After that, I’ve watched his other movies/dramas, and I can say that Nou Otoko and Hana-kimi are his best.

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