A full-length trailer
has been released for the upcoming Japanese movie called “Thermae Romae II” which is the sequel to “Thermae Romae.” Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe reprises his role as protagonist Lucius Modestus, in the story, is an architect that specializes in building bathhouses. This film will hit theaters across Japan come April 26.
In the story, Lucius is asked to construct a new bathhouse. This one is to heal the injured gladiators that compete in the Colosseum. Once again, Lucius finds himself traveling between ancient Rome and modern-day Japan. Lucius discovers newer things such as Japan's indoor theme parks, Japan's special spas, automated toilets, and so forth. Back in ancient Rome, there is trouble brewing.
This is adapted from the manga
which was adapted into a 3-episode anime series
. Thermae Romae focuses on Lucius who is criticized for designs that are deemed as “obsolete.” While taking a bath, Lucius ends up traveling to modern-day Japan. He uses the designs in modern-day Japan to modernize the bathhouses in Rome.
By looking at the trailer, the movie seems awkward as you have Japanese actors portraying Roman characters.