VIOLENCE ACTION: Kanna Hashimoto Toplines Toichiro Suto’s Live Action Adaptation This Summer!
I was actually looking up something entirely different other than what you see in the headline and thumbnail. And that’s basically what you get when you stumble your way down a rabbit hole of a particular subject matter…
And so what did I get? Boom! A first look teaser featuring Kanna Hashimoto in Toichiro Ruto’s latest comedy, Violence Action. The film takes its cues from the webcomic of the same name by author duo Renji Asai and Shin Sawada, and is directed by Ruto who also penned the script with Itaru Era.
Possible plot details aren’t fully available for those of us unwise to the deets of the manga, but the gist of it here is that Hashimoto plays Kei Kikuno, a student at a vocational school who works part time as a contract killer.
Hashimoto is no stranger when it comes to plying her trade physically demanding roles, and it certainly shows in works such as Yuichi Fukuda’s two live-action Gintama films, as well as From Today, It’s My Turn!! and Shinsuke Sato’s Kingdom, to which she is also rejoining that cast for this year’s sequel. I stan Kanna, what can I say?
Violence Action also reunites Hashimoto with fellow Gintama colleague Jiro Sato, and joins them with a cast that further includes Yosuke Sugino (Tokyo Revengers), Oji Suzuka (Listen to the Universe), Fumika Baba (Awake), Win Morisaki (Usogui), Shunsuke Daito (Hakai), Yuuri Ota (Brave: Gunjyo Senki), Yuu Shirota (Ajin: Demi-Human), Katsunori Takahashi (Outrage Beyond) and Takashi Okamura (The Great Yokai War: Guardians).
Sony Pictures will open the film in Japan from August 19. Peep the trailer above and the slideshow of character visuals below along with the main key art!
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