Manga UK to Release Live-Action Higanjima Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Volcano High director, Death Note writer adapted Kōji Matsumoto's horror manga

The British anime distributor Manga Entertainment has announced it will release Tae-Gyun Kim's live-action film adaptation of Kōji Matsumoto's Higanjima supernatural horror manga on DVD and Blu-ray. The film is slated for a summer 2010 release.

The manga is named after a fictional island where the brother (Dai Watanabe) of the main character Akira Miyamoto (Hideo Ishiguro) went missing two years ago. Miyamoto leads a search party of friends to the island and discovers that there are vampires and other creatures lurking on it. Tetsuya Ōishi, the screenwriter for the live-action Death Note films, scripted this new film for the director of Volcano High. The film opened Japan on January 9, ranking at #9 in Japanese theaters during its first weekend.

Source: MangaUK's Twitter

Image © Kōji Matsumoto/Kodansha, Higanjima Film Partners

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