News Piano no Mori Trailer
posted on 2007-05-26 12:37 EDT
Aya Ueto, best known for starring in the live-action versions of Azumi and Aim for the Ace!, will headline as Kai Ichinose, a young boy who has a gift for playing the piano.
Fourteen-year-old Ryunosuke Kamiki (Spirited Away's Boh, Howl's Moving Castle's Markl) will play Kai's friend and piano-playing rival, Shuhei Amamiya. Mayuko Fukuda (live-action Grave of the Fireflies' Hana) will play the heroine Takako Maruyama, and Hiroyuki Miyasako (Casshern live-action, Kamikaze Girls) will play the mentor Sōsuke Ajino.
The movie will be directed by Masayuki Kojima (Spirit of the Sun, Monster), based on a screenplay by Ryuta Hourai. The original manga was created by Makoto Ishii.
World-renowned, Russian pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy will provide music for the piano scenes while actress Nao Matsushita will sing the theme song.