Manga-Based Kisei Jūi Suzune Film's Trailer Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for its live-action film adaptation of Haruki's mobile phone manga Kisei Jūi Suzune (Parasite Doctor Suzune). The "erotic science action" film, titled Kisei Jūi Suzune Genesis x Evolution, will open at the Cinema Rosa movie theater in Tokyo on November 26. The film will then open in Osaka's Cine Nouveau theater on December 3, and in Aichi Prefecture at Nagoya's Cinema Skhole on December 17. The film's official website is currently streaming another 30-second commercial for the film.
Actress Rei Yoshii (Bleach Rock Musical's Inoue Orihime) will star in the titular role, and Ryu Kaneda (Video Girl Ai, Negima! Magister Negi Magi) will direct the film with his Garo CG team. Actress Megumi Kagurazaka (Guilty of Romance, Cold Fish) will play the villain, a teacher named Naomi.
The story of Kisei Jūi Suzune revolves around a female doctor who fights to destroy parasites that increase its host's power and sexual desire. Suzune's father, a genius parasite scholar, disappeared when Suzune was a child.
The manga, distributed by Takeshobo, has been downloaded about 15 million times. Takeshobo's Bamboo Comics label has also released the manga in book form.