A movie, “Thermae Romae“, was released in April 2012 and became a topic of conversation. The story is that a Roman architect named Lucius accidentaly goes to modern Japan and he is inspired by Japanese bath-house. Then he returns to ancient Rome and builds bath houses. And “Thermae Romae II” will be released on April 26.
Hiroshi Abe plays Lucius and he is a full Japanese but doesn’t look like Japanese. An Italian woman who watched the new movie said, “He looks like Roman. I can’t distinguish him from Roman.”
Hiroshi Abe will be popular around the world and might appear in foreign movies like Ken Watanabe.