Matsuyama’s passions ignite: Star shines as lead in film depicting last years of young shogi genius – The Japan News

Shogi is one of the actor’s interests and he started playing when he was in elementary school, but he wasn’t familiar with the deceased shogi player until he discovered the book. He was drawn to Murayama’s background after reading the book’s blurb, particularly his death at a young age, and immediately became interested in the story.

Source: Matsuyama’s passions ignite: Star shines as lead in film depicting last years of young shogi genius – The Japan News