Actor Kenichi Matsuyama is cast in upcoming live-action film “Chinyuki.” The live-action film is based on manga series “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man and directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (“Abductee“). The manga itself is a parody of well known 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”
Premise for the film follows a monk as he travels to India. Along the way, he stops at a house and is introduced to their son (Kenichi Matsuyama) who is a troublemaker with magical powers. The parents asks the monk to help reform their troublemaker son and the monk takes him to India.
“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.