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日豪味深い映画「ウルヴァリン: SAMURAI」の和風ポスター盗難問題

 ヒュー・ジャックマンが主人公、日本が舞台などWolverine日豪味深い映画「ウルヴァリン: SAMURAI」の墨絵風PRポスターが米国では盗まれっぱなしだ、とメルボルンエイジ紙が23日報道した。
The Wolverine, a movie with strong Australia-Japan connections with Hugh Jackman as its star and much of the action taking place in Japan, is being plagued by people stealing its Japanese-influence sumi-e posters, according to the Melbourne Age on April 23.
In a phenomenon similar to that seen in Japan about 20 years ago when women were stealing posters featuring SMAP performer Takuya Kimura‘s posters from public areas, distributor 20th Century Fox faces the mixed pleasure of seeing proof of the upcoming movie’s popularity in the theft of the materials used to promote it, probably because of the popularity of its heartthrob star, Hugh Jackman, in addition to the Japanese flavor of the flyers.
 「ウルヴァリン: SAMURAI」は、X-メンシリーズ最新作であり、日本で9月上映し、オーストラリアがその2か月前から。同映画撮影が主にオーストラリアと日本で行い、主人公がオーストラリア人であり、真田広之TAORILAなど支援役のほとんどが日本人で舞台が日本だから日豪色が濃い映画である。
WolverineIIThe Wolverine is the latest installment in the X-Men series of movies based on the popular comics. It opens in Australia in July and in Japan two months later. It has strong appeal for both Australia and Japan, with its Aussie star Jackman supported by Japanese actors of the ilk of Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima, while the movie is set mostly in Japan and much of the filming occurred in Australia and Japan.
The Japan angle is apparently being plugged strongly in promotion of the movie outside of the land where it’s set, which led to the sumi-e poster, which features Jackman depicted as his Wolverine character.
20th Century Fox officials have apparently had to replace about half of the posters on bus stops around the United States as fans pocket them.

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