Fighting Guys in Keitai Sousakan 7

I really meant to make a more in-depth post about this, but the past week has been really hectic.

In any case, Keitai Sousakan 7 is a tokusatsu series by Miike Takashi, and it’s about a boy named Keita and his walking, talking cellphone. Together, they fight crime!

…Except it’s not really his cellphone, because it’s actually a partnership (they’re actually “buddies”). I’ve watched 3 eps, and I’m all over the silly premise just on principle, and 7 (that’s the phone) is actually is quite… endearing, in a dry, dead-pan machine-y sort of way.

But I’ll be honest and admit that a big draw to check this out is that Matsuda Satoshi, Kamen Rider Ryuki‘s Ren, is in it, playing a character that is basically Ren with flatter hair and a white coat instead of black duster, but apparently still being a badass and punching people in the face, so that’s awesome. Ren is not my favorite Ryuki guy (that would be Super Lawyer Kitaoka Shuichi), but I do like him an awful lot.

Also in Keitai Sousakan 7 is Takano Hassei, although he hasn’t appeared yet. But as it turns out, Ryuki‘s Editor-in-chief is 7’s original buddy, and either I never knew or I forgot about this, but I was really happy to see him show up in episode 1. I do love me some Editor-in-chief.

In any case, I’ll post more about it when I’m not on the brink of falling asleep, and hopefully it will be more about the show itself (which is fun on its own merits) and not about the actors in it.

Kamisama Help! trailer

So this is actually not new, but I had only seen it at Nippon Cinema and hadn’t noticed it was up on Kato Kazuki’s YouTube channel in nicer quality…

So, a horror movie is really not something I would be interested in under normal circumstances, but Kazuki is in it, in his first starring role, and thus it meritsĀ  consideration. It seems more campy than played straight, so who knows, I might actually watch it. Maybe. Not making any promises.

It does have three things going for it, though:

  • Psycho!Kazuki. I’ve been saying for ages how Kazuki needs to do something like this. Yes, he’s totally hammy here, he probably had a blast with it.
  • Matsuda Satoshi is in it! Possibly evil too? Not psycho evil, but perhaps man behind the curtain evil? Awesome.
  • The theme song (performed by Kazuki) sounds great. Totally want that.