Thriller Restaurant Live-Action/Anime Teaser Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the hybrid live-action/anime film version of the Kaidan Restaurant (Thriller Restaurant) horror storybook series began streaming a 46-second teaser trailer on Thursday. In the stories, the owner of the titular restaurant recounts macabre tales of horror to several local children interested in paranormal phenomena. Ayano Kudō, the winner of 2009's Zen-Nihon Kokumin-teki Bishōjo Contest, plays a new character — 14-year-old detective Haru Amano — in this film version. Masayuki Ochiai is directing the project after helming the Shutter and Parasite Eve films.
The popular storybooks have already inspired a horror anthology anime series that has been airing since October. Unlike the television version, the film will have about 10 minutes of animated prologue and about 80 minutes of live-action sequences (which will use computer graphics for the ghosts). The film will open in Japan on August 21.
The previously revealed promotional video for Xebec and Ryouki Kamitsubo's original anime DVD adaptation of TAGRO's Abnormal Physiology Seminar (Hen Zemi) manga is now streaming on the YouTube website. (The video is also streaming on Kodansha's Morning Manga website). In the story, Nanako Matsutaka (Kana Hanazawa) has been assigned to an Abnormal Physiology Seminar full of odd college students, even though she herself is an ordinary person with no abnormalities in particular. The DVD will ship in the limited edition of the fourth manga volume on July 23.
Images © 2010 Thriller Restaurant Film Production Committee
© TAGRO, Kodansha/Hen Zemi