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So Ji-sub to appear in Japanese movie "Gegege no Kitaro"

2008/03/05 | 355 views | Permalink

Hallyu star So Ji-sub will transform into a spirit in an upcoming Japanese film.

So Ji-sub appear in the film "Gegege no Kitaro" starring Wentz Eiji of the duet WaT.

He will play a spirit the main character Kitaro, played by Wentz Eiji, fights against. The movie is a sequel to the film which is based on the popular manga series by Mizuki Shigeru that first opened last April bringing in 2.3 billion yen.

The yasha (spirit) So Ji-sub plays carries around a guitar that shoots sharp arrows aimed at countries in Asia, and also has musical talent playing each country's music.

Production personnel say they cast So Ji-sub as he fits the image of the spirit very well. One personnel says, "We felt a unique charisma that can express both the yasha's dark side as well as talent".

Meanwhile, So Ji-sub commented regarding his first Japanese work, "I will use as much imagination as I can to express the yasha giving all of myself". He also added, "I know about the series 'Gegege no Kitaro' but spirits such as yasha are not a familiar existence in Korea. If a spirit so cute does really exist, I would like to meet one".

All filming with a special makeup and disguise has been completed but a production personnel added, "Because the entire face is not covered with makeup, you can still see his great face line", a word of relief for fans.

The film is scheduled to open in theatres on July 12th.

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