Onimusha film lands Kaneshiro as Samanosuke

180px-Onimusha_icon.jpg Anyone that is a fan of the Onimusha game series will perk up their ears at the name Samanosuke Akechi. Based on the actor, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and also voiced by the same, this was the one of the underlying factors the games did so well as much as some game critics will ignore the fact. (Yes, we know the power of fan girls).
Well, it looks like the film directed by Christopher Gans and is slated for 2009 release is going to have another “wow” factor. Rumor has it that Kaneshiro has agreed to play the part of Samanosuke according to Ain’t It Cool News. Fan girls everywhere will be swooning in excitement over the next two years for this movie. It would probably be too much to ask to film it in Japanese with subtitled English, but it definitely would set the mood like the game did.