Library War Live-Action Film's Promo Aired (Updated)

posted on 2013-02-11 11:56 EST by Sarah Nelkin
Adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's action novels to open on April 27

A promotional video for the live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's Library War action novel series aired on Japanese television.

The film stars V6 idol group member Junichi Okada (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill ) as Atsushi Dōjō and Nana Eikura (Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru) as Iku Kasahara.

Additional cast members include Chiaki Kuriyama as Asako Shibasaki, Koji Ishizaka as Gen Nishina, Kei Tanaka as Mikihisa Komaki, Sota Fukushi as Hikaru Tezuka, Jun Hashimoto as Ryūsuke Genda, and Naomi Nishida as Maki Origuchi. Shinsuke Sato (Gantz, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, The Princess Blade, Sand Chronicles) is directing the film.

The story is set in a future version of Japan. A law threatens to clamp down on freedom of expression in 2019, and Iku joins the Library Defense Force, a military unit dedicated to protecting books from being confiscated. However, she finds that the job of her childhood dreams is harder than she bargained for, especially with her hard-nosed instructor Atsushi.

The novel series' six volumes have over 2.8 million copies in print. They already inspired two manga series (one in the shōjo magazine Lala, and another in the male-oriented Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh), a television anime series, and an anime film Toshokan Sensō: Kakumei no Tsubasa (Library War: The Wings of Revolution) in 2011.

The film will open in Japan on April 27.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via Ii Eiga]

Update: The film's official website began streaming the full trailer and second teaser trailer this past weekend [Via Twitch]:

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