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Ikigami, Kurosagi Film Adaptations Announced

posted on 2007-09-11 02:08 EDT
Two popular manga from Weekly Young Sunday to become movies in 2008

In updates to its website, the publishing company Shōgakukan has announced that two manga titles that are serialized in the manga magazine Weekly Young Sunday, Kurosagi and Ikigami, will be made into full-length films in 2008.

Kurosagi, which was previously adapted into a live-action television series, is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in the summer of 2008. The manga follows a "black swindler" named Kurosagi who seeks revenge against a group of "white swindlers" who targeted his family. Many of the cast from the television series will be reprising their roles for the movie, including Tomohisa Yamashita (of Japanese pop group NEWS) as Kurosagi.

Ikigami takes place in Japan after the establishment of a policy that assigns an "Ikigami" to randomly selected citizens of a certain standing. Anyone who receives the Ikigami has 24 hours to live. The story focuses on the lives of the people who deliver the Ikigami and the people who have just a day to live. No details have been announced as to who will appear in the film, but a opening date of Fall 2008 has been confirmed.

Source: Ultimatum

Image © Takeshi Natsuhara, Kuromaru

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