Rina Takeda plays ninja in KUNOICHI

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 2月 6, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


Action actress Rina Takeda (武田梨奈),19, has been given her third starring movie role, playing a female ninja in a film titled “KUNOICHI.”

Takeda is a Japanese idol and black belt in Ryukyu Shorin-ryu Karate. She was born on June 15, 1991 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Takeda was first inspired to get into karate at the age of 10 when she witnessed her father get eliminated from a tournament and became determined to avenge his defeat.In 2005, she auditioned to become a 7th generation member of the J-pop group Morning Musume, but was eventually beat out by now-graduated member Koharu Kusumi. However, her participation eventually led to her being scouted as an action trainee by Stardust Promotion.

In “KUNOICHI,” Takeda plays a ninja who rescues women who have been taken captive. The film is directed by Seiji Chiba, known for wrks such as “Sengoku: Iga no Ran” and “Nukenin.” The action director is Kensuke Sonomura, who coordinated the action scenes in “GANTZ” and other films such as Noboru Iguchi’s “Machine Girl.”

“KUNOICHI” will begin its theatrical run on March 19.

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In 2008, she caught the attention of “Shaolin Shoujo” producer Fuyuhiko Nishi, leading him to cast her in his directorial debut, “High Kick Girl!” She also starred in the similar movie “KG: Karate Girl” .

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