Koichi Sakamoto To Direct Black Fox: Age Of The Ninja
Acclaimed tokusatsu director Koichi Sakamoto to helm live action tie-in to ninja anime.
Announced this week, a new tokusatsu drama entitled Black Fox: Age of the Ninja will be helmed by director Koichi Sakamoto and produced by Jidaigeki Senmon Channel. The drama series is a tie-in to the Black Fox anime project from Studio 3Hz that was announced almost exactly one year ago.
The website states that this will be a female led action drama, but has not yet revealed who has been cast in the lead role of Rikka. Whereas the anime is set in the not-to-distant future, the tokusatsu series will be a period piece taking place in the time of samurai and ninjas. An official trailer will be shown next week on March 23 with the series set to debut this fall.
Noted as a fan of Hong Kong martial arts action, Sakamoto has been a staple of the tokusatsu genre for the past several decades. Starting out as a stunt actor working on Guyver: Dark Hero and stunt director for the Saban era of Power Rangers, Sakamoto has gone on to direct several Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman series with each incorporating elaborate wire work and practical stunts.
Source: Blackfox Website