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“Kakuranger” actor, Kane Kosugi, Cast in Upcoming Live-Action “Terra Formars” Film


“Kakuranger” actor, Kane Kosugi, Cast in Upcoming Live-Action “Terra Formars” Film


Ninja Sentai Kakuranger‘s Kane Kosugi takes on the role of God Lee in the upcoming Terra Formars live-action film.

Kosugi, better known for his role as Jiraiya from Kakuranger, plays God Lee, a man with organic flame throwers in his hands.


Kosugi is joined by Hideaki Ito from Princess Blade; Emi Takei, who played opposite Kamen Rider Den-O‘s Takeru Satoh, as Kaoru in Rurouni Kenshin; Shun Oguri who starred in Lupin III and Detective Conan; and Takayuki Yamada from Densha Otoko and Bakuman.

This film is based on the science fiction manga of the same name by Kenichi Tachibana and Yu Sasuga. The manga is available through VIZ Media:

In the late 26th century, overpopulation on Earth is reaching the breaking point, and humanity must find new frontiers. The terraforming of Mars has taken centuries but is now complete. The colonization of Mars by humanity is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined…

After humanity’s first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment. They are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal—exterminate the humans! But this crew of explorers has each undergone the “Bugs Procedure,” terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human…

The official film website revealed a new promotional poster on Monday in addition to its previously streamed teaser trailer, subtitled in English.

The film is directed by Takashi Miike, who previously directed Ichi the Killer, Yatterman, Crows Zero, Zebraman, and Ace Attorney

Terra Formars‘s live-action film adaptation was announced in February of 2015 and will premiere in Japan on April 29, 2016.

Sources: Comics Natalie via Anime News Network, Official Film Site, AsianWiki, Terra Formars Wikia

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