Summer Wars' Sakuraba Stars in Live-Action Limit Show
posted on by Egan Loo
20-year-old Nanami Sakuraba (Summer Wars, .hack//The Movie) will star in the live-action television adaptation of Keiko Suenobu's survival suspense manga Limit. The story follows five high school girls after a bus accident kills the rest of their classmates and leaves them fighting for survival in the mountains.
Shinohara will play Mizuki Konno, the second-year high school student who steels herself and matures in light of the girls' dire situation. She talked about the sense of realism she felt in the story's portrayal of the students' nuanced emotions when she read the scripts. She also acknowledged the pressure she felt since the original manga has many fans.
Also playing the schoolgirls are:
16-year-old 12th National Bishōjo Contest Grand Prix winner Ayano Kudō as Haru Ichinose
20-year-old Rio Yamashita (Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto/Someday's Dreamers, Shodō Girls!! Watashi-tachi no Kōshien) as Alisa Morishige
Sunenobu debuted The Limit manga in 2009, and Vertical is publishing the fifth of its six volumes in North America this month. Tokyopop published part of Suenobu's earlier Life manga before shutting down its North American publishing operations. (Life also inspired a live-action television series in 2007.) Suenobu just launched her new manga Hope in February.
The Limit television series will premiere this July and run on Fridays at 24:12 (effectively Saturdays at 12:12 a.m.)
Image © Limit Production Committee
Update: Image link fixed. Thanks, IkariGendo.
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