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9:14 am - 01/21/2013

Ikuta Toma to play a dirty virgin in live-action of “Mogura no Uta”


On January 21st it was revealed that Actor, Ikuta Toma will be starring in the live-action film adaptation of Noboru Takahashi's popular manga, “Mogura no Uta” (To be released in 2014). Miike Takahashi (48 )will direct the movie with the help of screenwriter, Kudo Kankuro. Ikuta will play the role of Kikuwa Reiji “mole”, an undercover police officer who infiltrates in the yakuza world. A role that many people could never even relate to the usual Ikuta, he enthusiastically said, “I’m fired up!!! Bring it on!!!!”.

The original series has been serialized in “Weekly Big Comic Spirits”, selling a total of 3.5 million units so far, and it’s very popular with comedians, musicians and even other mangakas. With an unpredictable storyline, Miike stated, “I want it to be a fast-paced work that can be called, ‘Japanese Mission Impossible’, in order to make it as fast as possible, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen for even 5 minutes”.

As represented by his performance of Genji in “Genji Monogatari Chitose no Nazo”, Ikuta has the strong impression of a handsome and cool character since he usually plays these type of roles. This time he will face a completely contradictory character, challenging in many ways, playing the role of a police officer who graduated with the lowest scores of his class, condemned to a disciplinary dismissal which in fact is a command for him to become an undercover agent. A character with a strong sense of justice despite his attitude, some really memorable phrases and the fact that he is still a virgin. It has been revealed that a major scene in the manga will be reproduced likewise in the movie, Ikuta will be bound to the hood of a car galloping at a blistering speed, completely naked. Takahashi commented, “I thought this type of scenes could only be found in a manga, it was impossible for me to picture them on-screen”, “I want the movie to be an extreme piece of work, enough to traumatize any junior high school student”.

This film brings together, 2 rising talents in Japan, Miike and Kantoku will work together for the first time. Kantoku has already worked with Ikuta before, in the drama “Unbore Deka” (TBS 2010). Ikuta commented, “I am very excited to be in the same place where these two talented people, who make Japan proud, will work together and make their ideas clash against each other. I’d like to deeply immerse into the world they will create together”, looking forward to the filming to begin at the end of this month.


changed article, since it's more detailed xD

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kat_desu 21st-Jan-2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Miike Takahashi, KudoKan, Toma... I am soooo here for that.
helios_spade 21st-Jan-2013 02:19 am (UTC)
zolalupin 21st-Jan-2013 02:15 am (UTC)
wow, what great news!!! :D:D:D:D
helios_spade 21st-Jan-2013 02:18 am (UTC)
I think I'm gonna ♥ this~
edneichon 21st-Jan-2013 02:49 am (UTC)
YaY Toma!!! :)
fitrin 21st-Jan-2013 03:08 am (UTC)
pdat 21st-Jan-2013 04:53 am (UTC)
eevaleena 21st-Jan-2013 03:10 am (UTC)
When I saw the news at ANN few days ago (before they announce the actor) I thought someone from Johnny's would be a great choice. Never thought that it did come true and Toma got the role? Awesome!

EDIT: Oh wait. I just remember seeing Toma in blond hair last week, I guess it's for this movie??

Edited at 2013-01-21 05:00 am (UTC)
pdat 23rd-Jan-2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
he's hot with blond!
doujoushin 21st-Jan-2013 03:18 am (UTC)
Yay Tomaaa <3
love_keiko 21st-Jan-2013 03:35 am (UTC)
good for him! i really liked 13 assassins so i'm looking forward to this new project.
hpswf1 21st-Jan-2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Miike! I like idea Toma+Miike *__*
Don't like Unobore, so hope it will be better this time.
hozrien 21st-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
Look forward to this I guess!
the__batgirl 21st-Jan-2013 05:41 am (UTC)
Excited to see this. Not excited about the long wait though.
hideko_ikuta 21st-Jan-2013 08:06 am (UTC)
Congratulation, My dear~ (^____^)<3
toma_soulmate 21st-Jan-2013 09:06 am (UTC)
woooowwww!! I'm so happy, yeaaayyy.. toma <3
inachan89 21st-Jan-2013 09:23 am (UTC)
spsn 21st-Jan-2013 11:13 am (UTC)
so this is why toma is blonde?
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