Ai Shinozaki to Star in Live-Action Tokyo Yamimushi Sequel
posted on by Kyle Cardine
This year's 1st issue of issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced last Friday that Ai Shinozaki will star as Yui Onizuka in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yuuki Honda's seinen manga sequel, Tokyo Yamimushi -2nd Scenario- Pandora.
Tetsuya Makita, Usuke Yabekyo, Kosuke Toyohara will also return to their roles from the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Yamimushi, and Sakichi Sato will return to write the screenplay and direct the film.
The story of the sequel manga revolves around Kō Nonomiya, a respectable, upstanding salaryman. One night, his subordinate Naoki Takahashi brings him to a cafe where Nonomiya becomes the victim of an outrageous ripoff. Nonomiya then meets Asamura, a debt collector who lives in Tokyo's darker recesses, and the salaryman comes face-to-face with the hidden, crime-ridden underworld of the metropolis.
Honda launched Tokyo Yamimushi -2nd Scenario- Pandora in Young Animal in 2013, and Hakusensha published the fourth compiled book volume on October 29. Honda's first Tokyo Yamimushi manga series, which ran in Young Animal from 2010 to 2013, already inspired a live-action film last year.
The film is slated to premiere in spring 2015 in Japan.