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Live-Action Silver Spoon Film's Teaser Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
FMA's Arakawa inspires film with no action or love story — but with dairy farming

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon farming manga began streaming a teaser trailer.

The narrator proclaims that the original hit manga has over 12 million copies in circulation. "The film has [mooo] no flashy action … [mooo] no heartwarming love story … It does have … dairy farming? A fresh new entertainment never before seen by anyone!"

Sexy Zone band member Kento Nakajima plays the main charcter Yūgo Hachiken and mutters to himself in the teaser "I wanna quit this school." The teaser ends with fellow student Aki Mikage (35-sai no Kokosei and Zekkyō Gakkyū's Alice Hirose) looking at Yūgo's chicken and cheerfully remarking, "He looks really tasty!" The film will open in Japan on March 7, 2014.

The original manga follows Yūgo Hachiken and his classmates at an agricultural high school in Hokkaido. Many of Hachiken's classmates are from farming families, but Hachiken is from the city and is not used to farm life.

Arakawa created Fullmetal Alchemist before penning this manga. The manga won last year's Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award, last year's Booklog award, and this year's Shogakukan Manga Awards in the boys' category. The manga is currently running in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine and Shogakukan published the ninth compiled volume this month.

The anime adaptation of the manga aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night programming block this past summer. Aniplex USA licensed the series for home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

[Via Nippon Cinema]

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