Tak Sakaguchi to direct, write, and star in “Sakigake!” movie
Action star Tak Sakaguchi will star in a live-action movie based on Akira Miyashita’s shonen manga, “Sakigake! Otokojuku.” The comic, about a school of violent delinquents, was serialized in Shonen Jump from the mid ’80s to the early ’90s, and spawned an animated television series and film.
In addition to playing the lead role of Momotaro, Sakaguchi will direct and handle the screenplay. Shoei will play the part of Momotaro’s friend, Genji.