Live-action “Yamikin Ushijima-kun” gets a movie


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The TBS drama series “Yamikin Ushijima-kun” is being turned into a movie, scheduled for release in 2012. Like the television drama, the film stars actor Yamada Takayuki (27) as a ruthless loan shark named Ushijima and depicts the human drama of people deep in debt.

“Yamikin Ushijima-kun” originally aired during fall of last year. The story is based on a manga by Manabe Shohei that has been running in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine since 2004.

Yamaguchi Masatoshi, who directed the television series, will also be in charge of the movie. This is his first time directing a theatrical film.

Supporting cast details have not yet been announced.



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