KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION Info and Pics From Shochiku
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Official Site: shochiku.co.jp/ichidoshindemita (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Shochiku has provided information and large, high-res photos from their upcoming drama KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION (騙し絵の牙, Damashie no Kiba). The movie is adapted from the 2016 best-selling novel by Takeshi Shiota. The main character in the story was based on actor Yo Oizumi (I AM A HERO, TOKYO GHOUL), who ended up playing the role in the film.
The story is about Teruya Hayami (Yo Oizumi), the chief editor for a magazine that is on the brink of cancellation. With the support of his assistant Megumi Takano (Mayu Matsuoka), he goes to extreme lengths to save the magazine.
KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION was scheduled for nationwide release in Japan on June 19th, but is now listed as “coming soon” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japanese Theatrical Release: TBA
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Teruya Hayami: Yo Oizumi
Megumi Takano: Mayu Matsuoka
Sei Yazawa: Hio Miyazawa
Saki Joshima: Elaiza Ikeda
Hajime Gunji: Takumi Saito
Koretaka Iba: Tomoya Nakamura
Kazuo Kudo: Shiro Sano
Mystery Man: Lily Franky
Takano: Shinya Tsukamoto
Daisaku Nikaido: Jun Kunimura
Shinichi Shibasaki: Yoshiyuki Tsubokura
Yoichi Mimura: Soko Wada
Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Screenplay: Ichiro Kusuno, Daihachi Yoshida
Original Story: Damashie no Kiba by Takeshi Shiota (Published by Kadokawa Bunko/KADOKAWA)
Production Companies: “Damashie no Kiba” Film Partners
Distributor (Japan): Shochiku
International Sales: Shochiku
©2020 “Damashie no Kiba” 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.