With any luck, next year might bode more fortunately for the theatrical experience in the wake of this mortifying pandemic around the world, which, to our delight, hasn’t gotten too much in the way of the creative process for some.
This especially goes for director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Ajin: Demi-Human, Laughing Under the Clouds) ahead of his latest, Brave: Gunjyo Senki, based on Masaki Kasahara’s 2013 manga. Toho officially teased the pic on Wednesday, and features Mackenyu Arata (Chihayafuru 1 and 2) as Aoi, a teen archer who, along with his fellow club members and classmates, gets accidently transported back into feudal Japan.
Rounding out the cast are Hirona Yamazaki (Killing For The Prosecution) and Kenichi Matsuyama (Miyamoto), and in heartfelt departure, late actor Haruma Miura (The Confidence Man JP 1 & 2, upcoming Tengaramon) in one of his final on screen performances.
Brave: Gunjyo-Senki opens locally in March 2021.