Gannibal: We Speak to Star Yuya Yagira and Director Shinzo Katayama

Dept. of Chats and Confabs


We recently sat down with the director and star of the new horror series Gannibal to talk opening sequences, acting, and why the idea of cannibalism is making a bit of a comeback. Here is our chat with actor Yuya Yagira and director Shinzo Katayama.

After causing a major incident, police officer Daigo Agawa takes his wife Yuki and daughter Mashiro to live in the remote mountain village of Kuge. It seems the perfect place for the family to recover from the ordeal, despite the mysterious disappearance of a previous officer posted there. The village thrives on forestry, with the residents making their living from cypress timber. In charge of this whole operation is the Goto family, who own most of the village. One day, the body of an old woman is found on the mountain. The Goto family says she was attacked by a bear, but Daigo notices a human bite mark on the arm. Daigo begins to suspect something is not quite right with the village.

Gannibal was directed by Shinzo Katayama and stars Yûya Yagira, Sho Kasamatsu, Riho Yoshioka, Mitsuko Baishô, Seiji Rokkaku, and Baijaku Nakamura.

All episodes of Gannibal is now streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Harum Malam
Previous Story

The Goggler Podcast #329: Harum Malam

Next Story

Shrinking: We Spoke to Series Co-Creator and Star Jason Segel

Latest from Interviews