Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast for the lead role in movie “Moeyo Ken.” Also cast in supporting roles are Kou Shibasaki, Ryohei Suzuki, Ryosuke Yamada (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) and Hideaki Ito. The film is based on novel “Moeyo Ken” by Ryotaro Shiba which was previously adapted into a 1966 film version and 1970 drama series version. Masato Harada will direct the film and write the screenplay adaptation. In the film, Junichi Okada will play main character Toshizo Hijikata. He was a real life person and was the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi. Filming for “Moeyo Ken” will take place from February, 2019 to April, 2019 in Kyoto, Shiga and Okayama.
“Moeyo Ken” will be released sometime during 2020 in Japan.