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Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto Film's 3 TV Ads Streamed

posted on 2016-01-18 17:15 EST
Cast of live-action drama reprise roles for January 23 film

The official website for the live-action film of Ayumi Ishii's Nobunaga Concerto historical manga began streaming three television commercials for the film on Sunday. The commercials preview the film's theme song "Ashioto ~Be Strong" (Footsteps ~Be Strong) by Mr. Children.

Mitsuhide: The enemy is at Honnōji!
Saburō: Why? Why did you do this?
Mitsuhide: My revenge starts now.
Narrator and Logo: Nobunaga Concerto
Text: Farewell, Nobunaga

Narrator: A time traveling high school student has become Oda Nobunaga.
Man: Let's go!
Saburō: I promise. I'll fight my fate.
Narrator and Logo: Nobunaga Concerto
Mitsuhide: The enemy is at Honnōji!

Saburō: Let us live together.
Kichō: Why are you going? Didn't you say we would live together?
Saburō: I'm glad I met you in this age, Kichō.
Narrator and Logo: Nobunaga Concerto
Saburō: I definitely will not forget.

The official website for the film previously streamed a trailer in October. The film will open in Japan on January 23.

The cast of the live-action television television series that premiered in October 2014 are reprising their roles for the film. The cast includes:

  • Shun Oguri (live-action Lupin III, Captain Harlock, Detective Conan) as Saburō
  • Arata Furuta (live-action Ranma 1/2, 20th Century Boys, Captain Harlock) as Hisahide Matsunaga
  • Kou Shibasaki (Battle Royale, Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea) as Kichō
  • Osamu Mukai (live-action Nodame Cantabile, Beck) as Tsuneoki Ikeda
  • Takayuki Yamada (Densha Otoko movie, live-action Bakuman.) as Denjiro Tahara
  • Gaku Hamada (Miss Hokusai, live-action Space Brothers) as Tokugawa Ieyasu

The story centers around Saburō, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan's Sengoku Era. He must become Oda Nobunaga, the famed warlord who helps unite Japan.

Ishii launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Gessan in 2009, and Shogakukan published the 13th compiled volume on January 12. The manga ranked #10 in the Male Readers category of the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" list by Takarajimasha Inc. in 2012. The manga was also nominated for the fifth Manga Taisho awards in 2012, and it won the Boys' Category of the 57th Shogakukan Manga Awards later that year.

The manga was adapted into a television anime series that premiered in Japan in July 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The anime was nominated for The Banff World Media Festival's Rockie Awards.


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