HAMON: YAKUZA BOOGIE from Shochiku on January 28th
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Shochiku Co., Ltd. presents HAMON: YAKUZA BOOGIE (破門 ふたりのヤクビョーガミ, Hamon Futari no Yakubyogami), an adaptation of Hamon (Expulsion), the 151st Naoki Prize-winning novel from Hiroyuki Kurokawa’s hugely popular Yakubyogami (Jinx) series. The film is directed by Shotaro Kobayashi and stars Kuranosuke Sasaki (SAMURAI HUSTLE, THE INERASABLE, SOLOMON’S PERJURY) and “Kanjani Eight” band member Yu Yokoyama (TENCHI: THE SAMURAI ASTRONOMER, EIGHT RANGERS 1 & 2).
Yakuza Kuwahara (Kuranosuke Sasaki) and construction consultant Ninomiya (Yu Yokoyama) go on a search for a movie producer, who has run off with money invested in his dubious project by a yakuza lieutenant. Their pursuit takes them around Japan’s Kansai region and even to Macao, which accidentally leads to inter-gang conflict. The hunters become the hunted, forcing them to risk everything in a final desperate gambit…
Japanese Release Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Yasuhiko Kuwabara: Kuranosuke Sasaki
Keisuke Ninomiya: Yu Yokoyama
Yuki Watanabe: Keiko Kitagawa
Setsuo: Yuma Yamoto
Reimi: Manami Hashimoto
Mayumi Tada: Yuri Nakamura
Hatsumi: Houka Kinoshita
Etsuko: Midoriko Kimura
Takizawa: Ryudo Uzaki
Katsuji Shimada: Jun Kunimura
Takao Koshimizu: Isao Hashizume
Director: Shotaro Kobayashi
Original Story: Hamon by Hiroyuki Kurokawa (published by Kadokawa Bunko)
Screenwriters: Katsuhiko Manabe, Shotaro Kobayashi, Kensaku Kojima
Production Partners: “HAMON: YAKUZA BOOGIE” Film Partners
Production and Distribution: Shochiku
©2017 “HAMON: YAKUZA BOOGIE” Film Partners
About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate.
The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series TORA-SAN.
The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.