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Yume no Kayoiji Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on 2012-09-26 19:00 EDT
Anna Ishibashi, Seika Taketomi star in Yasuyuki Ōno's manga about high school girl who meets a ghost

Yasuyuki Ōno's Yume no Kaiyoiji (Route of Dreams) manga is being adapted into a live-action film. The film will open on November 17 in the T-Joy Nagaoka theater, and on November 24 in the T-Joy Niigata Bandai theater.

The film stars Anna Ishibashi (Yōkai Ningen Bem, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan), Seika Taketomi (To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku), Shunya Shiraishi (Kaiji 2, Gantz), and Kaya Asano (Tomehane!). Toshihiro Gotō (Monochrome no Shōjo) is writing and directing the film. Additional cast members include Yui Ueta, Satsuki Okada, Yoshinobu Yamada, Michie Kita, and Miyoko Ōmomo.

The original one-volume manga revolves around a girl who transfers to a suburban high school. One day the girl wanders into an old wooden school building and meets another girl wearing a strange uniform, who turns out to be a ghost. The two have a mysterious exchange.

The original manga ran in Shonengahosha's Young King magazine in 1987-1988. Kadokawa Shoten reissued the manga in 2001.

A teaser trailer for the film began streaming earlier this month.

[Via Ken Akamatsu]


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