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Ryuhei Maruyama gets first movie role

23:58 JST April 24, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Thing are set to get a little wild as Kanjani8’s Ryuhei Maruyama (27) tackles his first movie based on manga series about a group of crime-fighting motorcyclists, it was revealed on April 23, reports Daily Sports Online and Cinema Today.

“Wild7” is a manga series by Mikiya Mochizuki and was published in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s.  The story follows seven reformed criminals who turn into the ultimate crime-fighting team on motorcyles.  Actor Eita (28) will play the lead role while Maruyama will be the Wild7 team’s mechanical and explosives expert who is one quarter American.  Having learned about explosives from his American military grandfather, パイロウ (Pairo) finds he has a talent for it, and makes his first explosive weapon when he’s 13-years-old.  He sets the bomb off, injuring some people in his neighbourhood and getting his arrested for the first time.  Even after being freed, Pairo blows up a jumbo jet, and then a police car, killing both policemen inside.  A true explosives maniac.

In preparation for the role, it has been reported Maruyama had already gotten his medium-sized motorcycle and motorcycle driver licenses in March.

“I’m excited about being able to take on the challenge of starring in a movie for the first time.  There’s going to be things like sidecar motorcycles, guns, and huge explosions.  I hope I can show a wild side of me never before seen,” he said.

No details about the movie’s release date have been announced, but it has been reported to be around the end of this winter.

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  1. Yan
    05:11 JST April 25, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOO excited about this!! XD
    (even if the chance of catching the movie on local cinema is pretty much 0)

    • 11:48 JST April 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM


      I’m trying to imagine Maru with an evil smile…and it was actually quite easy, lol. In a cute way of course. Can’t wait to check it out too.

      Momo xoxo

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