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Umimachi Diary Live-Action Film's Teaser Streamed

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Story of 3 sisters who meet half-sister after father's death premieres in Japan on June 13

Cinema Today began streaming a teaser trailer on Thursday for the live-action film adaptation of Akimi Yoshida's Umimachi Diary (Seaside Town Diary) manga.

Text: Second daughter - Yoshino
Text: Third daughter - Chika
Yoshino: My father died, and my younger half-sister came to Kamakura.
Text: Fourth daughter - Suzu
Text: Eldest daughter - Sachi
Yoshino: A new life for the four of us begins.
Yoshino: Umimachi Diary

A film poster with art direction from studio goen° president Chie Morimoto was also unveiled. The poster reveals that the film will premiere in Japan on June 13.

The cast stars:

Haruka Ayase as Sachi, the eldest sister (seen second to left in photo above)
Masami Nagasawa as Yoshino, the second sister (far right)
Kaho as Chika, the third sister (far left)
Suzu Hirose as Suzu, the youngest sister (second to right)
Shinobu Ōtake as Miya Sasaki
Shinichi Tsutsumi as Kazuya Shiina
Ryō Kase as Minami Sakashita
Jun Fubuki as Sachiko Ninomiya
Lily Franky as Sen'ichi Fukuda
Ōshirō Maeda as Fūta Ozaki
Ryōhei Suzuki as Yasuyuki Inoue
Takafumi Ikeda as Sanzō Hamada
Kentarō Sakaguchi as Tomoaki Fujii

Hirokazu Kore-eda is directing the film, and TOHO and the GAGA Corporation is distributing it.

The story of the film takes place in Kamakura, and revolves around Yoshino, the middle of three sisters. One morning, after she wakes up in a man's room, her father's obituary is delivered to her. Yoshino hadn't met her father in a long time, since her mother divorced him. After not seeing him for so long, she doesn't know how to feel at the announcement of his death. Only at her father's funeral do the sisters meet their half-sister whom they had never met.

The Umimachi Diary (Seaside Town Diary) manga is a crossover with Yoshida's 1995 Lovers' Kiss manga, which was adapted into a live-action film in 2003. Umimachi Diary (Seaside Town Diary) began serialization in flowers in 2006, and Shogakukan shipped the fifth compiled volume of the manga in December 2012. The manga was a nominee for the 11th Cultural Affairs Media, Art, & Manga Award, and it won the 2013 Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award.

Source: Comic Natalie


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