On March 4th, it was announced that "Eight Ranger" which is a Sentai parody corner performed at Kanjani8's concerts, will be released as a movie. This will be the first starring movie for Kanjani8 as a group The 7 members become heroes fighting against evils in apocalyptic 2035 Japan.
The title will be simply "Eight Ranger". It will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko ("20th Century Boys" and "Trick"). Kanjani8 member Yokoyama Yu, who originally proposed the corner, commented happily, "I can't believe the corner that was originally just for fun, would be a movie."
At Kanjani8's concerts, the corner is roughly 20 ~ 30 minutes long and full of jokes. However, in the movie, it will be wider-scaled SF movie set in the near future. Reportedly, it will be a human drama that the members stand against a group of terrorists, while leaving some comedy elements.
It was revealed that actor Tachi Hiroshi will also appear as an original character named "Captain Silver" that is supposed to be a legendary hero.
"Eight Ranger" is scheduled to be released on July 28th.
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