It is officially confirmed today that a live-action film adaptation of Tatsunoko Production’s classic sci-fi action hero TV anime series Hurricane Polimar is set for a release in Japan in May 2017. It will be produced as one of the production’s 55th anniversary titles. The anniversary project also includes the ongoing TV anime Time Bokan 24 and the upcoming full 3DCG series Infini-T Force. Hurricane Polimar is expected to be featured in the latter, alongside Gatchaman, Casshan, and Tekkaman.
The original TV anime series featuring criminal investigator Takeshi Yoroi who can transform himself into Hurricane Polimar was aired for 26 episodes in Japan from October 1974 to March 1975, and it was later remade as a four-episode OVA series in 1996 and 1997.
The live-action film adaptation is directed by 46-year-old Koichi Sakamoto, who is well known for his contribution to the Power Rangers series as an action director. In Japan, he recently served as an
episode director for Ultraman X and Kamen Rider Ghost, and is currently working on Kamen Rider
EX-Aid. 58-year-old Shinsuke Onishi, who was attached with the first four Heisei Ultraman series (Tiga,
Dyna, Gaia, Cosmos), provides a screenplay.
27-year-old Junpei Mizobata is cast as the protagonist Takeshi Yoroi. He won the Grand Prix in the 19th
Junon Super Boy Contest in 2006, and has been working as a professional model and actor, including
Shinichi Kudo in the Detective Conan live-action TV drama specials in 2011 and 2012. Hurricane Polimar
is his first action-featured film. The cast also includes Yuuki Yamada as Tokyo Metropolitan Police
Department detective Jyouichi Kuruma, Yurina Yanagi as Takeshi’s assistant Teru Nanba, and Mikie Hara
as mysterious woman Rei Hieda.
The film will be distributed by Kadokawa.
＜衝撃の超個性派アクションヒーローが溝端淳平主演で還ってくる!!＞ガッチャマン、キャシャーン、ヤッターマン・・・タツノコプロが生み出した数多くの人気キャラクターの中でも異端のヒーローとして熱狂的に支持される破裏拳ポリマーがついに実写映画化！！ 公開は2017年5月！ pic.twitter.com/4SKtbN1J69
— hurricane-polimar (@Polimar_Movie) November 15, 2016