Video from Live-Action Film of Tezuka's MW Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
To mark the 80th anniversary of the birth of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka, the official Japanese website for the live-action adaptation of Tezuka's MW manga began streaming a new special video on Tuesday. The Oricon market survey firm also posted the same video at a different resolution. In this dark suspense story, Michio Yūki (live-action Nodame Cantabile's Hiroshi Tamaki) survived a deadly nerve gas tragedy as a child, but this "MW" incident left his damaged brain without a conscience. Yūki grows up to become a handsome bank executive by day, and a mass murderer by night. On top of that, Yūki aims to acquire the MW nerve gas, which leaves his longtime confidante Garai (Densha Otoko film's Takayuki Yamada) struggling with the right decision.
Director Hitoshi Iwamoto is adapting the MW manga for release in Japan next year. Vertical is publishing the manga in North America.