KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION
- Original Title
- Damashie No Kiba (騙し絵の牙)
- Production Year
- Release Date
- March 26, 2021
- Running Time
- Daihachi YOSHIDA(吉田大八)
- Yo OIZUMI 大泉洋 (I am a Hero, Tokyo Ghoul)
Mayu MATSUOKA 松岡茉優 (Shoplifters, Little Forest)
Koichi SATO 佐藤浩市 (SIX FOUR, The Human Trust)
A ruthless battle of tricksters presented by an all-star cast! The ultimate exhilarating movie filled with twists and turns!
- Takeshi Shiota, author of mystery novel The Voice of Sin, wrote KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION with actor Yo Oizumi in mind as the lead. This incredible best seller novel was chosen as nominee of the Japan Booksellers' Award in 2018, and drew attention for its good reputation. The story takes place at a failing publisher, and now you can enjoy the story on the big screen!
Yo Oizumi plays the main character, Hayami, a chief magazine editor. The story was made for none other than Oizumi himself. With his easygoing character and his smooth talk, Hayami is known as a friendly lovable man, even though he is secretly hiding his “fangs.” Oizumi himself is also known for his nice smiles. This time, he plays a never-before-seen role of a man hiding his unthinkable side underneath the big smiles.
A ruthless battle of tricksters takes place at a failing publisher.
Unexpected twists and turns! A mind twisting ending! Who’s going to have the last laugh?
Actor Yo Oizumi and director Daihachi Yoshida are joined by an all-star cast. Everyone will surely be tricked by the unthinkable twists!
- Major publisher Kunpusya Inc. is shaken. The publishing industry has long been suffering from the recession, but now to make it worse, the CEO who was from the founding family has suddenly passed away. A power struggle arises over who will take his place. The executive manager, Tomatsu (Koichi Sato) is trying to change the company from its core, and he gives impossible tasks to Hayami (Yo Oizumi), the eccentric chief editor of a struggling magazine called Trinity. And now, Trinity is about to be discontinued.
With his smooth talking, Hayami and rookie editor Takano (Mayu Matsuoka) go out to get people like a young hot writer, a powerful author and a popular model into contributing to the magazine. They desperately try to not get the magazine discontinued by approaching their rival magazines, colleagues, higher ups at the publisher, etc. Lies, betrayals, leaks and accusations... As each of them hides their hidden intentions, Hayami tries to survive!