KAIJI: FINAL GAME Press Notes and High-Res Photos From Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Nippon TV
Official Site: kaiji-final-game.jp (Japan)
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Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos for KAIJI: FINAL GAME (カイジ ファイナルゲーム, Kaiji Fainaru Gēmu), the third live action film based on the hit manga about a clever gambler who tries his luck against incredible odds. The movie was released in Japanese early this year and is now being offered for international licensing by Nippon TV.
He is coming back…
It’s the year 2020, and just as the entire nation of Japan finishes playing host to the Tokyo Olympic games, the economy suddenly spirals downward at breakneck speed. Inflation soars, public safety crumbles, and the federal government finds itself on the verge of insolvency, rapidly transforming the national economy into one big underground labor camp.
Kaiji is the epitome of a life turned ring. Treated like dirt, he makes do with a salary handed to him in a thin envelope. Struggling to decide whether he should spend his money on a beer, now rising to 1,000 yen per can, he is gradually filling with rage.
Then he discovers that his former underground labor camp boss, Otsuki, who made a name for himself through an illegal gambling ring, has now risen to President of the powerful Teiai conglomerate. Otsuki induces Kaiji to take part in the “Tower of Babel,” a game of luck invented as a diversion for cash-flush old tycoons, who give hope to the weak and destitute with a chance to get rich overnight.
The wheels of fortune start to turn again for a born gambler like Kaiji. But is the future that awaits him to become a paradise or another form of hell? Tune in to the gambling show of the century as it returns to mesmerize a nation.
Japanese Release Date: January 10, 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Run Time: 127 Minutes
Kaiji Ito: Tatsuya Fujiwara
Kosuke Takakura: Sota Fukushi
Kanako Kirino: Nagisa Sekimizu
Minato Hirose: Mackenyu Arata
Yohishiro Kurosaki: Kotaro Yoshida
Taro Otsuki: Suzuki Matsuo
Kotaro Sakazaki: Katsuhisa Namase
Rinko Endo: Yuki Amami
Director: Toya Sato
Original Story: Kaiji by Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Kodansha Young Magazine KC)
Screenplay: Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Yuichi Tokunaga
Music: Yugo Kanno
Production Company: 「KAIJI FINAL GAME」FILM PARTNERS
Distributor (Japan): Toho
International Sales: Nippon TV
© Nobuyuki Fukumoto, KODANSHA © 2020「KAIJI FINAL GAME」FILM PARTNERS
About Toho Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.