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    KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION Info and Pics From Shochiku

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    Theatrical poster, courtesy of Shochiku. ©2020

    Shochiku has provided information and large, high-res photos from their upcoming drama KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION (?????, 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. Wuth 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. CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: TBA Running Time: 113 Minutes Cast 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 Staff 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

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    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.

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