Happy Action-Packed Birthday to Nikkatsu Pictures, Sushi Typhoon super action director & star TAK SAKAGUCHI. Sakaguchi-san called earlier this year from his dojo to tell us he is working on DEATH TRANCE II and wants to visit the U.S. with MONSTER ATTACK TEAM again. After last year’s fund-raising visit with MAT to AKON-23 he wrote:
Thank you for always supporting me, I truly appreciate your support. 18 years have passed since I started action work and I am playing the main character and also directing a 77 minute straight one cut jidaigeki (period drama) film for my next production.
The scene is extreme and full of tension with enemies trying to attack and slice me with their full power. On a thin knife’s edge I flipped, dodge and beat 588 people. It’s a compilation of real action, which I have been thinking about doing for 18 years. Please enjoy this production, which I almost shaved my life short on.
I will be happy to continue making good productions and being supported by fans. Because of them and you all I was able to donate a big amount of money to victims in Tohoku. Thank you.
Sakaguchi-san, arigatou. Tanjobi omedeto gozaimasu!