I was just actually waiting to get a copy of Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins movie when I learned about that last May 19, premiered his movie Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. And now, just now, I learned that he is coming up with another movie entitled “Ninja Kids!!!“.What?? How can he possible helm these movies in a short span of time? My point exactly.
Anyway, Ninja Kids is the movie adaptation of the legendary Ninja from a popular manga turned tv animated series turned Nintendo DS game, (now) turned MOVIE – Nintama Rantarō! Or “Ninja Boy Rantaro” here in the Philippines and probably the rest of the world.
One of my fave anime series, Rantaro Ninja Boy the movie is about the (mis)adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy.
The movie is top billed by Seishirô Katô on his first full length feature film.The movie is produced by Warner Bros. and Toie(Japan) so we may want to expect international release for the movie.A movie for all ages, Ninja Kids movie also stars Shido Nakamura, Rei Dan , Naoto Takenaka and many more.
Cast and Characters of “Ninja Kids!!!” follows:
Seishiro Kato as Nintama
Roi Hayashi as Kirimaru
Fuuta Kimura as Shinbe
Shido Nakamura as Dad
Rei Dan as Mom
Susumu Terajima as Yamada-sensei
Takahiro Miura as Doi-sensei
Hiroki Matsukata as Happosai
Mikijiro Hira as Ookawa
The movie is currently under post production, but is hinted to be released this July 2011.
Here’s a teaser trailer from the movie!
Watch Rantaro Ninja Boy Movie Trailer now!
Trailer Source: Twitchfilm.com