Live-Action Silver Spoon's Trailers Preview Yuzu's Opening
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon farming manga began streaming the first full trailer and the second teaser trailer on Saturday. The trailers feature the Japanese musical duo Yuzu's theme song "Hidamari."
The full trailer opens in English with the narrator labeling the main character Yūgo Hachiken as the world's "true savior." When Hachiken meets a pig he will raise, he thanks the pig in advance for its service that he assumes will last for his three years at an agricultural high school in Hokkaido. The teacher responds, "What are you saying? We're shipping it in the fall." Many of Hachiken's classmates are from farming families, but Hachiken is from the city and is not used to farm life. The video ends with Hachiken apologizing for splashing someone in the face with an sprayer.
Sexy Zone band member Kento Nakajima plays the main character Yūgo Hachiken who mutters to himself, as in the first teaser, "I wanna quit this school." In the videos, the 15-year-old learns about agricultural life through hands-on activities like cleaning stalls and raising crops. Fellow student Aki Mikage (35-sai no Kokosei and Zekkyō Gakkyū's Alice Hirose) supports the clueless Hachiken as he learns.
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 in October.
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.
The film will open in Japan on March 7, 2014.
Image © 2014 Silver Spoon Film Production Committee
© Hiromu Arakawa / Shogakukan
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