Kodoani.com – Media news website Comic Natalie reported good news on Monday, when the classic manga “Tiger Mask” by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji will be adapted into a live-action film in Italy. This film will be co-produced by Italian production companies Fabula Pictures and Brandon Box, promising to bring a unique version. and international of the original story.
“Tiger Mask” comes from the character Naoto Date, a resilient professional wrestler who confronts an evil wrestling organization and fights for the future of children in an orphanage.
The main manga was published in Kodansha’s Bokura magazine, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and many other magazines from 1968 to 1971. Kajiwara created a classic, and “Tiger Mask” is considered one of his works. his fame.
The live-action adaptation will add an international element to the emotional world of “Tiger Mask.” Previously, this manga was adapted for two anime series in 1969-1971 and 1981-1982, marking the success of “Tiger Mask”. resounding success from both the reader and anime fan community.
Not only that, in 2013, there was a Japanese live-action film adapted from the manga, laying the foundation for the return to prominence of “Tiger Mask”. This was also reinforced by the anime “Tiger Mask W” premiered in Japan in 2016, and was broadcast online by Crunchyroll, attracting worldwide attention.
The “Tiger Mask” donation drive began on Christmas morning 2010, when an anonymous person left 10 backpacks worth 30,000 yen at a children’s guidance center in Gunma Prefecture under the name “Naoto Date ” – Tiger Mask’s alter ego. Since then, this movement has become not only a motivating event but also a symbol of care and sharing for Japanese children.
With high expectations and support from the community, expect that the live-action film in Italy will be a new step in the fascinating journey of “Tiger Mask.” At the same time, the Tiger Mask Foundation website established in 2011 will continue to be a place to send love and contribute to projects that help children and teenagers in Japan.