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Live-Action Boku dake ga Inai Machi Film's March 19 Debut, New Visuals Unveiled

posted on 2015-11-23 20:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the live-action film of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Where Only I Am Missing) manga revealed on Tuesday that the film will open in Japan on March 19.

The film's staff also unveiled three new visuals from the movie, featuring Tatsuya Fujiwara as Satoru Fujinuma, and Kasumi Arimura as Airi Katagiri.

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The website previously streamed a teaser trailer for the film in October.

Satoru: It's happening again. Time is turning back.
Narrator: A man who is wrapped up in a phenomenon called "Revival," which turns back time if he does not stop an incident.
Airi: How did you know the kid would be in danger if he stayed there?
Text: Manga Taisho Awards nominee, two years in a row
Text: Kono Manga ga Sugoi! ranking, two years in a row
Narrator: In the end, can he solve the mystery and protect the ones he loves?
Satoru: Wake up!
Text: Return to the past.
Text: Solve the mystery.
Satoru and Logo: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Satoru: Why am I in grade school?
Text: Opens in March 2016.

The film's poster features Fujiwara and Fujinuma, containing the tagline: "A man wrapped up in a phenomenon called "Revival," which turns back time if he does not stop an incident. To protect the ones he loves, he must go back to where everything began, 18 years ago."

The film's cast includes:

  • Tatsuya Fujiwara (live-action Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin) as the protagonist Satoru Fujinuma.
  • Kasumi Arimura (When Marnie Was There, live-action Strobe Edge) as Airi Katagiri, Satoru's part-time job coworker.
  • Yuriko Ishida (Princess Mononoke, From Up On Poppy Hill) as Satoru's mother.
  • Mitsuhiro Oikawa (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, live-action Nodame Cantabile) as Satoru's elementary school teacher.
  • Rio Suzuki as Kayo Hinazuki
  • Tsubasa Nakagawa as elementary school age Satoru
  • Tetta Sugimoto
  • Kento Hayashi
  • Seiji Fukushi
  • Kanna Mori

Hirakawa is directing the film off scripts by Noriko Gotō. The film is slated to open in Japan in March 2016.

The manga's story follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

Sanbe began the manga in 2012 and it is currently serialized in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine. Kadokawa published the sixth compiled volume on July 4. The manga was nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 'Reader Award' in 2014 and this year's Manga Taisho Awards.

An anime adaptation has also been green-lit and will premiere in January on Fuji TV's Noitamina block.

Source: Anime! Anime!


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