Toshiki Seto and Shoma Kai, who previously performed in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, appeared together again in the film Signal 100.
Signal 100 is a story about school survival, where high school students in Class C 3rd Year can be hypnotized to commit suicide with one of 100 signals. The film is a live-action adaptation of a manga by Arata Miyatsuki.
Seto plays Hayato Wada, a character who keeps calm and distant from his classmates, while Kai plays Captain of the Soccer Club and is loved by his friends. They are in contrasting roles but get along well when they’re alone. This is the first work they’ve co-starred in since Ex-Aid.
Signal 100 has received high praise from those in the film industry. Quentin Tarantino, in particular, is knowledgeable about Japanese films and often watches cult films or films told from a unique angle.
A major advertising agency involved with film distribution shared some information about Tarantino’s interest in Signal 100, in particular. Since the information doesn’t have a stated source, these are only rumors for now.
In Signal 100, Tarantino praised Lisa Takeba, the 37-year-old Director, and was reminded of the film Battle Royale.
Tarantino frequently checks the news about new Japanese movies. If there’s any film that interests him, then he requests a private screening to watch it.
After watching the film, Tarantino said he was interested in casting Seto and Kai in particular. Tarantino judges things by his emotions, so there was something about the men that was brought to the forefront. Seto and Kai may be promoted as actors to Tarantino in the future.
Entertainment Critic and Sports Writer Shigeki Goto further explained why this is possible. Tarantino has hired Japanese actors in the past, such as Shin’ichi Chiba and Chiaki Kuriyama in Kill Bill. The first volume included several Japanese actors, including the voice cast in the animated segment. There is a possibility that Seto and Kai could receive an offer in the future, but for now it’s only a rumor in the entertainment world.