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Live-Action Bakuman Film Teaser Narrated by One Piece's Tanaka

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Rurouni Kenshin's Takeru Satoh, Ryunosuke Kamiki star as aspiring manga creators

The official website for the live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Bakuman. manga began streaming the film's teaser trailer on Thursday. The trailer includes narration by Mayumi Tanaka, who voices One Piece's Luffy and Dragon Ball Z's Krillin — both characters from famous Weekly Shonen Jump manga.

Text: The long-awaited film of the 15-million-copy bestseller
Text: Original Creators Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata (Death Note) x Director Hitoshi Ōne (Moteki)
Akito: Let's be manga creators together.
Moritaka: Huh?!
Akito: I'll be the writer, and you'll be the artist.
Text: The top-selling manga magazine in Japan, Weekly Shonen Jump
Narrator: Two high school students aiming for the top of Weekly Shonen Jump, the top-selling manga magazine in Japan.
Moritaka: When my dream comes true, please marry me!
Narrator and Text: Friendship!!
Narrator and Text: Hard work!!
Narrator and Text: Victory!!
Narrator: Now, their dreams have been set in motion!
Narrator and Text: Bakuman.

The film unveiled seven new stills from the movie on Sunday, which includes the film's two main characters (played by Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki) visiting the editors' office of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

The film will open on October 3.

The film adapts Ohba and Obata's original manga about two friends who decide to become manga creators, aiming to serialize their manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Beck, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru, Ryōmaden, Rurouni Kenshin) will play Moritaka Mashiro, a boy who aspires to be a manga artist, and Kamiki (Howl's Moving Castle, Summer Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, The Princess and the Pilot) will play his classmate and story collaborator Akito Takagi. The film follows Moritaka and Akito as they walk the path to becoming manga creators. Nana Komatsu plays the heroine Miho Azuki.

Other cast members include Kenta Kiritani (Beck, Crows Zero) as manga creator SHINTA Fukuda and Hirofumi Arai (Kiki's Delivery Service, Space Brothers) as manga creator Kazuya Hiramaru

Sarutoki Minagawa (Death Note, Ashurajō no Hitomi) as assistant manga artist Takurō Nakai and Takayuki Yamada as editor Akira Hattori

Lily Franky as editor-in-chief Sasaki and Kankuro Kudo as Moritaka's late manga creator uncle Tarō Kawaguchi

Shōta Sometani (Parasyte, Himizu) as Moritaka and Akito's rival Eiji Niizuma

Hitoshi Ōne (Moteki, Koi no Uzu/The Vortex of Love) is directing the film. Obata emphasized that he is not just credited as a creator of the film's concept, but also as a staff member directly involved in the production. His own art will appear in the film as the various manga that Moritaka draws.

Source: Comic Natalie

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