New Teaser Posters For Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD
Popular Japanese film website Eiga.com has unveiled a new teaser poster for Miike Takashi's eagerly anticipated horror gangster mash-up, Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (極道大戦争). It's the first poster to feature the main cast, and it's just as cool as one would expect from a Miike film. Front and center is Ichihara Hayato (Kageyama), with Riko Narumi (Kyoko) on the left, and Lily Franky (Kamiura) on the right. Shibuhawa Kiyohiko, Takashima Reiko, EXILE's Aoyagi Sho, Pierre Taki, Yuki Mio, Denden, and The Raid's Yayan Ruhian make an appearance.
It's also been revealed that the mysterious metal baseball bat-wielding figure in a frog suit that pops up in the very last seconds of the film's first official teaser is a Kaeru-kun, a man who, for some as yet unknown reasons, wants to kill Kageyama and Kamiura. He's the star of a surprise second poster, and a self-proclaimed "natural enemy of the yakuza". And if that wasn't convincing enough, the huge pink characters above his head say "I hate yakuza".
Check out both posters in the gallery below!
Synopsis (via Asian Wiki):
Akira (Hayato Ichihara) admires Genyo Kamiura who is the most powerful yakuza. Genyo Kamiura has been targeted numerous times, but has never died. He is called the invincible person.
Because of Genyo Kamiura, Akira enters the world of the yakuza. His yakuza colleagues treats him like an idiot, Akira can't even get tattoos because of his sensitive skin. Akira becomes disappointed in the yakuza world, because it's not like what he say in the movies. Especially, in terms of loyalty and charity depicted of the yakuza.
An assassin is then sent to take out Genyo Kamiura. The killers know that Genyo Kamiura is a vampire.
Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld opens in Japanese cinemas on June 20th.