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Nino and Matsuyama to star in GANTZ event in Japan and US on same day

21:43 JST January 10, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama will make personal appearances at a GANTZ film event in both Japan and the United States on January 20, where the American event will be broadcast live in more than 300 theatres across the country, it was revealed today, reports Oricon and Mainichi Shinbum Digital.

The two stars play the main characters in the sci-fi movie, which will have its world premiere in the United States.

The plan was unveiled at a different GANTZ event held in Tokyo today.  After taking part in the GANTZ event in Tokyo on January 20, the two stars will be flown over to Hollywood where their GANTZ event at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater will be broadcast live to 334 theatres across the United States.

It has been reported Matsuyama was more surprised than excited about their schedule.

“When do we get to go to sleep?” he said.

His co-star Ninomiya appeared more confident though.

“I’m so happy that so many fans around the world will be able to see GANTZ.  I’ll do my best to fulfill this huge role,” he said.

Because today’s event had coincided with Japan’s Coming-of-Age day, it has been reported a number of new adults in kimonos were seen dotted across the 1500 strong crowd.

“To those of you who have come of age today, congratulations!  I hope you become great adults,” Ninomiya said.

Matsuyama talked about what he did on his coming-of-age day a few years ago.

“I didn’t get to go to my coming-of-age ceremony because I was re-sitting my driving test on that day…”

GANTZ will be released in the United States on January 20 and in Japan from January 29.  The second part to the movie “GANTZ II” will be released in Japan on April 23.

Before the movie’s second part is released, costumes and props used in the film like the GANTZ ball and GANTZ body suits will go on display in Tokyo, Sapporo, Miyagi, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.

Kenichi Matsuyama at today's event in Tokyo (photo thanks to Mainichi Shinbum Digital)

 

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