Tori Matsuzaka (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, Gatchaman) will star in the live-action film adaptation of Yuuya Kanzaki (Ouroboros) and Arata Miyatsuki’s (Signal 100) titled Funohan (Impossibility Defense). The film is directed by Koji Shiraishi (The Curse, Sadako vs. Kayako) and is set to be released on 1st February 2018.
In the manga, the main protagonist named Tadashi Usobuki (Tori Matsuzaka) kills people on request so it would be impossible to suspect anyone though his clients are more often than not also punished in the end. Nobody knows his past. Meanwhile, Sawajiri’s character, Tomoki Tada, is an investigator (originally male in the manga but made a “boyish woman” for the adaptation) who attempts to track down the mysterious contract killer.
The decision to change Tada’s gender was affected by Matsuzaka being cast and is supposed to improve the chemistry between the main characters.
The original manga follows Tadashi Usobuki (Matsuzaka) is a man who wears a black suit who can kill others through the power of suggestion and by warping their thoughts. Though he is often near the crime scene of these unnatural deaths, no one is able to prosecute him because the police can’t find any proof.