News Gokusen the Movie's Trailer Streamed Online
posted on 2009-05-29 16:52 EDT
The official website for the live-action theatrical film based on Kozueko Morimoto's Gokusen school comedy manga is streaming the film's trailer. (In the linked page, select the "予告編" link in the bottom menu, and then select the "予告" video on the righthand side.) The website is also still streaming the teaser trailer for the film. 29-year-old Yukie Nakama is reprising her starring role of Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi, the high school teacher with yakuza ties, one last time for the film. The film will serve as a finale to the three television seasons that Toya Sato (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Sexy Voice and Robo) directed from 2002 to 2008. Veteran film director Junya Satō (live-action Golgo 13) is assisting Sato on the new project.
Shun Oguri, Yuma Ishigaki, and Hiroki Narimiya will reprise their roles from the first season, and Kazuya Kamenashi, Mocomichi Hayami, Teppei Koike, and Keisuke Koide return from the second season. The film will focus primarily on students seen in the last season, as played by Haruma Miura (Ren Kazama), Yuuya Takaki (Yamato Ogata), and Yūta Tamamori of the Johnny's Jr. idol group Kis-My-Ft2.
Media Blasters released the television animated version of the manga in North America from 2004 to 2005.
Image © 2009 Gokusen the Movie Production Committee