by Chris MaGee
Have you been wondering what Takayuki Yamada and Chiaki Kuriyama have been up to recently? Well, the answer comes in the form of Shochiku's upcoming fantasy film "Kamogawa Harumo". Based on the best-selling 2006 novel by Manabu Makime about a secret club formed by students at Kyoto University dedicated to a game called "Horumo". Involving arcane magical knowledge and skill players must manipulate spirits and otherworldly beings in order to come out victorious. Don't expect any kind of heavy, droll "Lord of the Rings" kind of experience though. This is a pure tongue in cheek comedy with a cast rounded out by the lovable YosiYosi Arakawa (Fine, Totally Fine, Ping Pong).
The official site has the film's teaser trailer, and now the Japanese language film site Cinema Today has got a full gallery of stills from "Kamogawa Harumo". Check them out here.