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This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that a film adaptation of Katsumasa Enokiya's Hibi Rock (Days Rock) manga has been green-lit. The announcement does not specify if the film will be live-action of animated. The film will premiere this fall in Japan with director Yū Irie helming the project, and Shuhei Nomura is leading the cast as Takurō Hibinuma. A website for the film will open on Thursday.
In addition, the manga will also resume serialization this fall, and the sixth and final arc of the story will begin.
The manga revolves around Takurō Hibinuma, a third-year in high school. He is a boy who gets bullied, and has no talent in studying or sports, but the only thing he can call his own is "rock." He experiences many things through music, and aims to become a rock star.
Enokiya began his series in 2010. It was nominated in 2011 for the 5th Manga Taisho awards. Shueisha shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in December.