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Live-Action Oboreru Knife Film's Main Cast Revealed

posted on 2016-03-07 00:45 EST
Fall film stars Nana Komatsu, Masaki Suda, Daiki Shigeoka, Mone Kamishiraishi

The official website of the live-action film adaptation of George Asakura's Oboreru Knife manga revealed the film's main cast on Monday.

Nana Komatsu (live-action Kin Kyori Renai, Bakuman.) as Natsume Mochizuki

Masaki Suda (live-action Setoutsumi, Princess Jellyfish) as Kōichirō "Kō" Hasegawa

Daiki Shigeoka (BAD BOYS J) as Katsutoshi Ōtomo

Mone Kamishiraishi (live-action Chihayafuru) as Kana Matsunaga

Yūki Yamato is directing the film, which will open in Japan this fall.

The manga tells the story of Natsume, a sixth-grade girl who has to move from Tokyo to a decidedly different town in the countryside. Upon meeting a boy named Kōichirō there, "something" stirs inside her. The story depicts a "teen heart on the brink of ruin," including the conflict and build-up.

Asakura started the series in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2013. Kodansha published the 17th and final volume in 2014. The manga inspired a spinoff manga Oboreru Knife: Yūgyo no Shizuku Iwa no Yume in 2012.

Asakura's Piece of Cake manga also inspired a live-action film. Del Rey published part of Asakawa's A Perfect Day for Love Letters manga series in English in 2005, and that manga inspired a live-action television adapation in 2014.

Source: Comic Natalie


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