Manga-Based Wild 7 Police Action Film's Trailer Streamed

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Eiichirō Hasumi's live-action adaptation of Mikiya Mochizuki's manga premieres December 21

An official trailer for Warner Brothers Japan's adaptation of Mikiya Mochizuki's police action manga classic Wild 7 began streaming on YouTube on Thursday.

In Mochizuki's original manga, seven motorcycle-riding outlaws form a secret police team to judge and even execute criminals that the regular police cannot touch. Actor Eita (Nodame Cantabile, Azumi, Densha Otoko) will play Dairoku Hiba, the young leader of the Wild 7. Directed by Umizaru's Eiichirō Hasumi, the live-action film will premiere in Japan on December 21.

The Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel is performing a theme song for Wild 7. The manga-based live-action film received its own manga adaptation in Shonengahosha's Young King magazine in September.

Mochizuki's first Wild 7 manga serialized from 1969 to 1979 in Shonengahosha's Weekly Shōnen King magazine. Mochizuki drew three manga sequels to the original series, and his story has also provided the basis for live-action television drama, television anime, and original video anime (OVA) adaptations.

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