Japanese movie release date starring Shun Oguri revealed
A new Japanese film is on the horizon for actor Shun Oguri. Fans want to know the release date of Character. We’re watching the movies and more!
Character, better known by its romanized name (from Japanese) Kyarakuta (or キ ャ ラ ク タ ー), is a Japanese thriller movie directed by Satoshi Nagai. The film is based on a script by Naoshi Nagasaki and is an original film.
The film would have 10 years of preparation and would be produced by the Japanese film company “Toho Co, Ltd”. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the dark thriller. Please note: This article may contain spoilers for the film. Many social media posts are in Japanese as there is no international promotion for the film yet.
So when can fans expect Character to be freed?
Character: Release date revealed
- At the time of writing, Character is scheduled for Friday June 11, 2021 in Japan, but an international premiere remains unknown.
Toho films typically release their content in Japan and then internationally, up to 3 months later. Therefore, it would be safe to assume that this is the case for their next film. Character. This will be confirmed closer to the time of release. You can see the official movie poster with the release date listed below. (Please note: the poster is for release in Japan).
Character: Where to watch explained
The film will likely hit Toho theaters in Japan on the scheduled release date (above). The film should be a “roadshow exitThis means that it will be released with a limited number of places, in “the theaters of the big cities for a fixed period before the wide release of the film”.
A few months after the theatrical release, we can expect the film to be available on platforms such as “Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store and Amazon”. This is based on where another of Toho’s films, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 should come out.
Due to the buzz surrounding the film, it’s also very possible that Netflix will pick it up for international distribution. However, no confirmation of the platform it will appear on is known at this time.
In the meantime, you can follow the official Instagram page dedicated to the film, below. as well as the official Twitter page.
Character: plot explained
Please note: This article may contain spoilers for the film!
The premise of the film follows Keigo Yamashiro, a manga artist who is sent somewhere to work at night and accidentally stumbles upon a murder scene, while the murderer, Ryokaku is present.
Yamashiro, unable to forget what he witnessed, pours his emotion and horror into the creation of a new manga character based on the murderer. Upon realizing that the character is him, Ryokaku and Yamashiro become bonded to each other.
Their relationship with each other and the Ryokaku murders attract the attention of a detective trying to solve the murder case. The film will unveil the events of how Yamashiro goes about his life with his girlfriend and as a manga artist and a cat and mouse game with the detective.
Character: Cast list for the film
Some to throw for the film has been confirmed as follows:
- Masaki Suda as Keigo Yamashiro
- Fukase Satoshi as Ryokaku
- Shun Oguri as Shunsuke Seida
- Shido Nakamura as Kota Makabe
- Mitsuki Takahata as Natsumi Kawase
As of this writing, they are the only known actors to appear in the film. However, we expect more to be known as the release nears.
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