The Abashiri Family, Kyō kara Hitman Trailers Streamed

posted on 2009-08-29 11:01 EDT by Egan Loo
Go Nagai's black comedy to open in November; Hiroshi Mutō's action story in fall

Total Media Corporation has posted a 100-second, high-definition trailer for the live-action film adaptation of The Abashiri Family (Abashiri Ikka) manga by Go Nagai (Devilman, Mazinger Z, Cutey Honey) on the YouTube website. The mature gag comedy centers around the infamously violent Abashiri crime family, most of whom live in a lawless area of Japan known as Bangai-chi. Idoling!!! group member Erika Tono-oka stars as Kikunosuke, a daughter with no memories of her family's criminal history, who tries to live a normal schoolgirl's life in Paradise Academy. However, the school's faculty and student body happens to be filled with torturers and killers. The film, which also stars Shun Sugata, Maria Yoshikawa, Jiro Sato, and Miwa, will open in Tokyo on November 21. Studio Pierrot already adapted the manga into a four-volume video anime series (pictured at right) which ADV Films released in North America.

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hiroshi Mutō's Kyō kara Hitman crime action manga is streamng a 91-second trailer as well. 36-year-old actor/musician Shinji Takeda (Cromartie High - The Movie's Mechazawa) plays an ordinary salaryman who is forced to replace a legendary hitman. Yuri Morishita and Mari Hoshino also star. Kenji Yokoi is directing the film for release this fall.

Source: Nippon Cinema

Image © 2009 Kyō kara Hitman Film Partners

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