Kanata Hongo and Kie Kitano are cast in time-travel film “Sengoku Girl and Kendo Boy” (literal title). Movie is directed by Masaki Hamamoto (“Akanezora“). For the movie, Kie Kitano will play swordswoman Yui from the Sengoku period (1467 – 1600). She somehow travels to present day Japan in Oita Prefecture. Kanata Hongo will play Masato Fujii. He is a former kendo national champion and now runs a sake brewery. Filming for the movie began August 16, 2019 in Oita Prefecture and filming will take place in Oita, Usuki and Kitsuki City.
“Sengoku Girl and Kendo Boy” will be released autumn, 2020 in Japan.