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Live-Action Manga-Based Judge Film's 1st Visual Shown

posted on by Sarah Nelkin

The August issue of Square Enix's Gangan magazine is revealing the first visual for the live-action film adaptation of Yoshiki Tonogai's psychological suspense manga Judge on Friday. The magazine also notes that the cast for the film will be unveiled in the next issue of the magazine, which will be released on August 12.

In the story of the original manga, nine young strangers wake up and find themselves wearing animal masks in a shuttered old courtroom. They are accused of sins, and must judge and sacrifice each other one by one, until four are left alive. They must all play the game, or they will all die.

Tonogai launched this manga in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in 2010 after finishing Doubt, another psychological horror manga that Yen Press began publishing in April. Judge ended in Japan last August, and Square Enix published the sixth compiled book volume in Japan last November. North American publisher Yen Press will release the first Judge manga volume for US$12.99 this August.

The live-action Judge film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters this fall.

[Via Manga News]

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