News Chinyūki Live-Action Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song
posted on 2016-01-30 09:45 EST
The official website of the live-action film adaptation of Gatarō Man's Chinyūki ~Tarō to Yukai na Nakama-tachi~ manga began streaming a trailer for the film on Tuesday. The trailer previews the film's theme song "Drop!" by Rip Slyme.
Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note movies, Gantz, Bunny Drop) plays the protagonist Tarō Yamada and Kana Kurashina plays Genjō. Other cast members include: Junpei Mizobata, Ryōsei Tayama, Takashi Sasano, Yōichi Nukumizu, Pierre Taki, and Satoru Matsuo.
Yuudai Yamaguchi (Cromartie High: The Movie, Deadball) is directing the film. Atsushi Ōkawara, a member of Japanese comedy trio Onigashima, and Shū Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu) are writing the script. Hip-hop unit RIP SLYME is performing both the opening and ending theme songs for the film. The film is slated to premiere on February 27 at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater and other theaters in Japan.
Chinyūki spoofs adventure manga by retelling Journey to the West, the Chinese literary classic. In the story, a violent, trouble-making kabuki actor joins a traveling monk (who happens to be have been transformed into a monkey by a curse) on a colorful journey west to ancient southern Asia.
Gatarō Man serialized the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1992, and Shueisha published six compiled book volumes for the manga. The series has around 4 million copies in print. The manga received a four-episode OVA adaptation in 2009. Gatarō Man launched a sequel titled Chinyūki 2 ~Yume no Inzei Seikatsu-hen~ in Weekly Shonen Jump 2009, and ended it in 2010. Shueisha published four compiled volumes of the manga.
Last December, Shueisha made the first volume of the original manga available for free on its Shonen Jump+ web manga site and app for a limited time.
Source: Comic Natalie