The film opens in Japan on Thursday
Flag Pictures has revealed seven more cast members for the live-action sequel Tonde Saitama ~Biwako Yori Ai o Komete~ (Fly Me to Saitama: From Lake Biwa With Love , an explicit homage to the novel and film James Bond From Russia with Love) on Monday.
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The newly announced cast includes (from top left to bottom right, in the image above):
Previously announced cast includes:
Gackt and Fumi Nikaidō return from the first film as Rei Asami and Momomi Dannoura. Ryō Katō, Tsubasa Masuwaka, Maju Ozawa and Shoko Nakahara will also return in the film as Nobuo Shimokawa, Oko, Sazae and Awabi respectively.
The sequel will open in Japan on November 23. The film was delayed from its original planned opening last year. The staff paused production following lead actor Gackt’s announcement of an indefinite hiatus in September 2021. The hiatus was due to an early-onset neurological disease that was progressing into a life-threatening condition,” leading to dysphonia (language disorder). voice). Gackt announced in May 2022 that he was gradually recovering physically, and production resumed on the film in October 2022.
The film’s sequel focuses on the second phase of the “Japan Saitamization Plan” led by the Saitama Liberation Front. Rei Asami (Gackt) and Momomi Dannoura (Nikaidō). In search of more freedom and peace, the group heads to the Kansai region to the west, where an incident between east and west will spark a fierce battle.
The first Tonde Saitama (Fly Me to Saitama) film opened in Japan in February 2019. The film sold 191,000 tickets for 259,038,800 yen (about US$2.33 million) in its first week premiered and topped the Japanese box office.
Maya originally launched a one-volume manga in Hakusensha’s Hana in Yume magazine in 1982. Takarajimasha published a new compilation version of the manga in 2015 under the title Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Manga Tonde Saitama. The manga has more than 660,000 copies in print. Maya also created Patalliro! Comedy manga has inspired several anime projects.
Source: Press release