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We're not overly familiar with this one but we soon will be. Here comes a teaser for the new movie directed by Ken Ochiai, based upon the manga series "Tiger Mask" by Ikki Kajiwara. The film has attracted a lively cast however, including the likes of Eiji Wentz (Kitaro and the Millennium Curse), Natsuna (Gantz), and Shô Aikawa (Dead or Alive). The Tiger Mask persona is instantly recognisable by its trademark mask, designed to look like a tiger's head, as well as the combination of high flying attacks and martial arts in the wrestling ring. This will be the third movie based on the manga, the first two arriving in the 1970s, though the Tiger Mask persona has continued to appear in wrestling arenas since that time. The Tiger Mask opens its cape and its doors sometime in November 2013. The teaser trailer doesn't give much away but it will certainly do for now. »
Sneak Peek the first trailer from "Tiger Mask", the live-action adaptation of the 1960's anime/manga comics from Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji, starring Eiji Wentz, Natsuna Watanabe and Show Aikawa as 'Mister X' :
"...'Tiger Mask' is the alter ego of 'Naoto Date', a pro wrestler who goes against an evil wrestling organization and fights for children in an orphanage.
"In the film, Date dons a special suit and 'transforms' into Tiger Mask with enhanced mobility and muscle strength..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Tiger Mask"...
- Michael Stevens
As the superhero genre continues to dominate the summer blockbuster season in Hollywood, with Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 already box office smash hits, Japan has followed suit with Hentai Kamen and the upcoming Gatchaman. Also joining in on this hot trend is the return of the fictional masked professional wrestler known as The Tiger Mask (タイガーマスク). Based on the classic 60's manga of the same name from writer Ikki Kajiwara and artist Naoki Tsuji, the live action film takes inspiration from American superheroes like Batman and Spider-Man on reinventing the hero for the new generation.The film is directed by Ken Ochiai and the cast include Eiji Wentz (Gegege no Kitarō, Brave Story) as the titled hero, Sho Aikawa (Tokyo Zombie, Zebraman) as mentor...
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3 items from 2013
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