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Japanese star Shota Sometani shocked fans with his new bald look for the upcoming Sino-Japanese movie, “The Legend of Cat Demon”.

As reported on Mingpao News, the actor, who is famous for his role as high school student Kimihiro Watanuki in “XXXHOLIC”, cut off all his hair to play the role of a monk, who will work together with a poet (played by Huang Xuan) in unveiling supernatural occurrences.

The movie, directed by Chen Kaige, is based on the Japanese novel series, “Samon Kukai Tou no Kuni nite Oni to Utagesu” by Yumemakura Baku. It focuses on the story surrounding the demon cat that begins with the death of the infamous Consort Yang of the Tang Dynasty.
The movie co-stars Liu Haoran, Qin Hao, and Kitty Zhang, and is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2017.