Mamoru Oshii Makes Live-Action Thriller Tōkyō Mukokuseki Shōjo
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tōkyō Mukokuseki Shōjo (Tokyo Stateless Girl,) the latest live-action project from director Mamoru Oshii (Angel's Egg, Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor The Mobile Police), will open in Japan on July 25.
The film's official website began streaming a trailer for the film on Wednesday.
Text: The Sixth Sense
Text: Black Swan
Text: 2015 Summer - Tōkyō Mukokuseki Shōjo
Ai: It doesn't mater if I die.
Text: Director - Mamoru Oshii
Text: At a particular art school
Narrator: The heart of the girl praised as a genius was aching
Text: A genius with a hurt heart
Ai: Something's coming this way.
Text: Inside of her, something is missing
Girl: Don't you sleep.
Text: Main lead - Nana Seino
Teacher: I know that that girl's existence is needed, but...
Man: I just don't want for her talent...
Text: To be buried in the darkness.
Woman: Are you afraid?
Text: Is it an illusion, or reality?
Man: Why are you here?
Text: The story of the wounded girl's days will lead to a shocking last 15 minutes.
Narrator: You absolutely won't be able to predict this final moment.
Text: Tōkyō Mukokuseki Shōjo
The suspense thriller film stars Nana Seino (live-action Ouran High School Host Club, Tokyo Tribe) in her first lead role as Ai, a talented girl wounded in both body and mind. In the art school she attends, there is no escaping the adults that want to use her, or the classmates who envy her. Within her struggles, her daily life begins to break and fall apart. The film also stars Nobuaki Kaneko, Lily, and Hirotarō Honda.
Oshii previously awarded the Action Movie Competition 2012 top prize to a similarly titled short film by Kentarō Yamagishi. Yamagishi's Youtube channel is streaming a trailer for his "Tokyo Mukokuseki Shōjo" short film in 2013.
Another Oshii live-action film, The Next Generation Patlabor: Shuto Kessen, will open in Japan on Friday.