Live-Action Film Kaiji: Final Game New Trailer Released

16.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Toho released a new trailer on their YouTube channel for the upcoming film Kaiji: Final Game which is set for release in Japan on January 10, 2020.

 

The trailer features Tatsuya Fujiwara who is reprising his role as the titular character following his performance in the first two films, Kaiji (2009) and Kaiji 2 (2011). Kaiji: Final Game will serve as the last chapter of the live-action film series and will have with a completely original story.

Talking about his role as Kaiji, Fujiwara commented: “Kaiji does not pass as an ordinary drama. It was so tough that my brain got tired, but we have gone above and beyond this time so please look forward to it.”

 

When the film drops, it will have been 9 years that fans have waited for the next sequel. The film will also star Sōta Fukushi as Kōsuke Takakura, Mackenyu as Minato Hirose, Nagisa Sekimizu as Kanako Kirino, and Kōtarō Yoshida as Yoshihiro Kurosaki. Fans in Japan were already heatedly excited about the new film, but when it was announced that Kōtarō Yoshida would star in it, Japanese social media exploded.

 

Kaiji: Final Game will wrap up the live-action trilogy when it releases next year.

 

Kaiji is a hit Japanese manga series that has been published by Kodansha in Weekly Young Magazine since 1996. The series has sold over 21 million copies and has spawned two anime seasons, Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor and Kaiji: Against All Rules as well as two live-action films, Kaiji and Kaiji 2.

 

©Nobuyuki Fukumoto Kodansha / 2020 “Kaiji: Final Game” Production Committee

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  • Kaiji Manga Series Receives Live-Action Film in January 2020

    02.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Kaiji is a hit Japanese manga series that has been published by Kodansha in Weekly Young Magazine since 1996. The series has sold over 21 million copies and has spawned two anime seasons, Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor and Kaiji: Against All Rules as well as two live-action films, Kaiji and Kaiji 2.

     

    Now, the franchise is set to get a new live-action film. Kaiji: Final Game will be released on January 10, 2020 as the “last chapter” of the series and will have with a completely original story.

     

    Tōya Satō previously directed the other two live-action films and is returning for the new entry. The original story will be written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, the author and illustrator of Kaiji. Fukumoto is credited with creating many unique gambling games in his series, but the film will feature four completely new and original gambling games that do not appear in the manga.

    Tatsuya Fujiwara will reprise his role as the series’ main character Kaiji. Speaking about his return, Fujiwara describes himself with being astonished once again by the story Fukumoto is writing, and that filming is rigorous and well underway.

     

    The film will also star Sōta Fukushi as Kōsuke Takakura, Mackenyu as Minato Hirose, Nagisa Sekimizu as Kanako Kirino, and Kōtarō Yoshida as Yohishiro Kurosaki.

     

    ©Nobuyuki Fukumoto Kodansha / 2020 “Kaiji: Final Game” Production Committee

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