Release Date: November 2013
Directed By: Ken Ochiai
Cast: Eiji Wentz, Natsuna, Show Aikawa
The Tiger Mask is the latest manga turned movie based on the novel by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji. The movie is about Japanese wrestling, where Mister X recruits kids to train and become great fighters.
The film stars Eiji Wentz as Naoto Date, a young man who grew up in an orphanage called “House for Little Rascals” along with the owner’s daughter Ruriko Wakatsuki (Natsuna). As a boy, Date was taken in by a mysterious man called Mister X (Show Aikawa) who trains wrestlers in an alternate dimension called The Tiger Pit.
Mister X gives each of his three students special Tiger Masks which, when worn, allows them to instantly don a special suit that gives them enhanced fighting abilities at the cost of stamina.
Eventually, a certain incident causes Naoto to leave the group to return to the House for Little Rascals, which is now run by Ruriko. However, when a fire is started at the orphanage, Naoto believes he knows who’s responsible and dons a tiger mask for a final showdown at the Tiger Pit.