Bakugyaku Kazoku Manga Gets Live-Action Film
posted on 2011-01-12 23:15 EST by Daryl Bunao
A live-action film adaptation of Bakugyaku Kazoku (Bakugyaku Family), Hiroshi Tanaka's manga about former teenage troublemakers who have grown up as a family, will open in November. Comedian/actor Yoshimi Toku leads the cast as Tetsu, the gang's former leader. Kento Hayashi plays his son Shuhei. Other members of the cast includes Sadao Abe, Tetsuji Tamayama, Nao Omori, Kazuki Kitamura, ARATA, and Mitsuko Baisho.
The original manga series ran from 1994 to 2004 in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine magazine and amassed a total of 11 volumes. Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (Freesia, Kaitanshi Jokei) is directing the film.