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Shinichi Tsutsumi to Star in I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow Film

posted on 2012-07-22 19:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Mōryō no Hako/Yamato/Always actor plays hapless salaryman aspiring to draw manga

Shinichi Tsutsumi will headline next year's live-action film adaptation of Shunju Aono's I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow (Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake) manga.

The story centers on Shizuo, a hapless 41-year-old father of a 17-year-old girl. Shizuo dreams of being a manga creator while spending his days writing and working at a menial part-time job. The manga ran in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine from 2007 until earlier this year, and Viz Media is publishing the series in North America.

The cast also includes Ai Hashimoto, Katsuhisa Namase, Takayuki Yamada, Gaku Hamada, and Renji Ishibashi. Yūichi Fukuda (Yūsha Yoshihiko to Maō no Shiro show, live-action One-Pound Gospel and Saru Lock) is directing.

Tsutsumi starred in the live-action film adaptations of Mōryō no Hako and Mesu yo Kagayake!! He also played the older brother of the main character Susumu Kodai in the live-action Space Battleship Yamato film, the romantic rival Naitō in Maiko Haaaan!!!, the mechanic Norifumi Suzuki in the live-action Always: Sunset on Third Street trilogy, and Tadashi Hoshika in the live-action Space Brothers film. For the first Always: Sunset on Third Street film, he earned a Japanese Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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