Nintama Rantaro – Live Action Film To Be Screened at Eiga Sai 2012

In celebration of  Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this coming July 2012, the Japan Foundation Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan is once again giving free film screening for this year’s Eiga Sai – Japanese Film Festival.

One of the films to be screened this year is the live-action adaptation of the long-running ninja manga series Nintama Rantaro.

Here is the synopsis from Eiga Sai 2012 flyer

A live-action adaptation of Soubei Amako’s cute ninja action manga. A popular animated television series, it presents the comical slapstick antics of a group of boys training to be elite ninjas. Director Takashi Miike works in a diverse array of genres, from violent works to family films. Rantaro (Seishiro Kato), a first grader at Ninja Academy, spends his days with his fellow students Shinbee (Futa Kimura) and Kirimaru (Roi Hayashi) making all sorts of blunders. One day, an assassin turns up at the home of fourth grader Takamaru (Takuya

Here is the movie trailer

Cast members:

Seishiro Kato as Nintama Tarou
Roi Hayashi as Kirimaru
Fuuta Kimura as Shinbe
Shido Nakamura as Dad
Rei Dan as Mom
Susumu Terajima as Yamada-sensei
Takahiro Miura as Doi-sensei
Hiroki Matsukata as Happosai
Mikijiro Hira as Ookawa

Film will be screened in  four different theaters in the month of July and August – Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 (July 5 to 15), Gaisano South Citimall, Davao City (July 20 to 22), Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 7 to 12) and UP Film Institute, Quezon City (August 15 to 21).

For more inquiries, you can go to Japan Foundation, Manila website: or call the JFM telephone numbers (+632) 811-6155 to 58.

You can check scanned flyer below:

[Eiga Sai 2012 Flyer] [Facebook Event page]

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