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9:35 am - 06/12/2012

Toma Ikuta to play an unfeeling killer in “Nou Otoko”

On Monday it was announced that Toma Ikuta will be starring in a movie adaptation of Urio Shudo’s 2000 Edogawa Rampo Award-winning novel Nou Otoko (literally “Brain Man”).

In his first “dark hero” role, Ikuta will be playing a mysterious unfeeling killing machine named Ichiro Suzuki who commits murders in the name of justice.

His character possesses an unusually high intelligence and prodigious memory, but is also completely incapable of feeling human emotion.

The role will reportedly be physically demanding, involving intense action scenes. Ikuta has been training in various martial arts for about 6 months in preparation for filming, including the Filipino martial art Kali and Bruce Lee’s hybrid system, Jeet Kune Do.

The story is set in a suburban city in the wake of indiscriminate serial bombings. Yosuke Eguchi (44) will play Chaya, a police detective who discovers Suzuki in the hideout of the bomber, a salaryman named Midorikawa. Yasuko Matsuyuki (39) will play a neurosurgeon tasked with evaluating Suzuki.

“Nou Otoko” is slated for release in February 2013.


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itsmysunshine 12th-Jun-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Toma as a killer? Interesting..
kat_desu 12th-Jun-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
aibajunior 12th-Jun-2012 01:42 am (UTC)
mathemadical 12th-Jun-2012 01:43 am (UTC)
This. This is the role I've been wanting him to play. I've only seen him playing the good guy, so I'm really looking forward to seeing him as an emotionless serial killer.

Oh and I think Kali is more commonly known as Arnis. It's martial arts with sticks and it is awesome.
islandgurl84 12th-Jun-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
isn't Junichi Okada of V6 a Kali instructor?
chizzyrei 12th-Jun-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
OMG YESSSS!! Upcoming Johnny movies seems to be really interesting.
But Toma, I really want a new drama.
ttalktomesoftly 12th-Jun-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
MTE :o
islandgurl84 12th-Jun-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
waah totally excited about Toma's bad ass character and Yosuke Eguchi's good cop role. But isn't Ichiro Suzuki a real live baseball hero who plays for the Seattle's Mariner, just loling at the coincidence in names.
rawbabyoctopus 12th-Jun-2012 02:02 am (UTC)
His character possesses an unusually high intelligence and prodigious memory, but is also completely incapable of feeling human emotion.

This sounds really good!! And also, because it's Toma and it'd be interesting o see him play such character. <333
xanithofdragons 12th-Jun-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
This movie sounds pretty interesting.
niew_ribbon 12th-Jun-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
omg Toma @__@ <3 <3 <3
ohmiyaplz 12th-Jun-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
aye_no_jinsei 12th-Jun-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
sounds interesting!!
can't wait
miiss_hachiiko 12th-Jun-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
Holy crap...
It's like Toma turned into Maou. O_O"
Though, I'll probably be flailing over him for being a badass. <3
tsunderellasays 12th-Jun-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
kawaii_beela 12th-Jun-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
serizawa has become maou XDDDDD
this sounds so interesting<3
ttalktomesoftly 12th-Jun-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Yesssssss, I want this.
ocha_suki 12th-Jun-2012 02:29 am (UTC)
another toma's project!
will wait for this...
fumine 12th-Jun-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Toma's role sounds like some sort of Bruce Lee Cyborg much badassery thrown into one. SOLD! ^^
I'm really looking forward to seeing him play a sinister character.
xanderave 12th-Jun-2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Can I be the profiler or CSI on the job?
krzhope 12th-Jun-2012 02:38 am (UTC)
i'm a filipino and i have no idea what Kali is...but just what stated above, i think it is more known as Arnis here... ^^

hmmm, seems interesting...looking forward to watch it... =D
neko_kakoi 12th-Jun-2012 02:41 am (UTC)
i seriously had goosebumps after reading what his role was. gdi, Toma's gonna be epic in this i swear. lol and he's learning Filipino martial arts? COOL. :D
luckylightangel 12th-Jun-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Yes This!!!
Can't wait until next year, but I miss him in dorama too *sigh*
camaronzin 12th-Jun-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
I freaking love the role already!! *_________*

It looks like he's going to do an amzing job!!! KDJKJDFGSDJJFHSDKLFJGHSLFD

edneichon 12th-Jun-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
bring it Toma!!
funnychina 12th-Jun-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for adding me!
drigby 12th-Jun-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Somehow the character is somewhat what you get if you cross Naruse Ryo with Enomoto Kei and Jason Bourne
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