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Live-Action The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Film Reveals Cast, Visuals, Teaser Video

posted on 2017-03-14 16:51 EDT

The official website for the the live-action film based on Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) manga revealed a teaser trailer, additional cast, and images of the cast in costume on Wednesday.

The cast, including the film's previously announced star Kento Yamazaki, is as follows:

Kento Yamazaki (live-action Orange, Your Lie in April, One Week Friends films, live-action Death Note television series) as the titular character Kusuo Saiki


Kanna Hashimoto (live-action Assassination Classroom) as Kokomi Teruhashi


Hirofumi Arai (live-action Bakuman., Space Brothers) as Riki Nendō


Ryō Yoshizawa (live-action Gintama, Tomodachi Game) as Shun Kaidō


Hideyuki Kasahara (live-action GTO: The Movie, Boogiepop and Others) as Kineshi Hairo


Kento Kaku (live-action Ranma ½ special) as Aren Kuboyasu


Murotsuyoshi (HK/Hentai Kamen) as Uryoku Chōno


Jiro Sato (live-action Gintama film, Death Note series) as Pinsuke Kanda

The film will premiere in Japan on October 21. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store, Gintama) is directing the film.

The manga inspired an anime series that aired within the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program beginning in July. The anime aired five episodes each week inside that program, and then a light-night broadcast collected those five episodes and aired them together. An anime sequel has been green-lit.

Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English broadcast dub for the series. Funimation describes the series:

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He's kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he's bending the rules—and spoons.

Asō launched the manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012 after drawing one-shot versions of the story in Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump Next! magazines in 2011. Shueisha published the 20th compiled volume of the manga in Japan on December 31. The 21st volume will ship on April 4.

Source: Comic Natalie


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