Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wangan Midnight - The Movie

For those of you who are not familiar with this title, you can always refer to the ever reliable definition at Wikipedia.

The official website of Kodansha Comics has announced on last Saturday that a theatrical film based on Michiharu Kusunoki's Wangan Midnight street-racing manga will open in Japan this summer. Like the previous television anime and video features, Wangan Midnight the Movie will center on a young man named Akio who salvages "Devil Z," a custom-tuned Datsun Fairlady S30Z car with a supposedly cursed history. He saw his dream car at a local junkyard and instantly bought it from the junkyard owner. And soon enough, he finds that the car is unnaturally fast due to a tuned L28 engine, bored and stroked to 3.1 L and fitted with twin turbos. He also finds that the one of the car's previous owners shares his first and last name, and had died in a horrible crash on the Wangan. Every person who takes possession of the Z ends up spinning out of control and crashing, as if the car is rebelling against its driver. This gives the blue Z the nickname "The Devil Z".

So all you engine buffs and speed demons out there, be sure to catch this movie. It will officially be release on 12 September 2009, but I am not too sure if the movie will ever reach our shores on the big screen. If it doesn't, then it's really a shame, but at least we can pay a visit to the nearest DVD peddler. ;)

Check out the 1:58 minute trailer


vell said...

Emm... nice movie. have to take a look.

Louis said...

yeah, have to wait till it's released.

Simon said...

i played the game before. didnt know it was that famous. but sure not coming to malaysia so need to download from piratebay

Louis said...

[simon] oh yeah... have to turn to our best fren xunlei. :)