Live-Action All Esper Dayo! Film's Teaser Reveals September Opening

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shion Sono's September 4 film of Kiminori Wakasugi's comedy manga

A teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action film inspired by Kiminori Wakasugi's All Esper Dayo! (Minna! Esper Dayo!) science-fiction comedy manga debuted online on Tuesday. The teaser reveals the film's September 4 opening date.

Man: There are many espers like you who have begun appearing.
Text: They are espers.
Text: Director Shion Sono X Lead Actor Shōta Sometani
Man: Something is moving.
Text: A plan for humanity's destruction.
Text: The future of the Earth…
Man: We have to combine our strengths and protect this city.
Text: …Has been entrusted to them.
Man: Espers fight for peace.
Text: The legendary TV drama.
Text: Gets an unexpected film adaptation!
Narrator and Text: Eiga Minna! Esper Dayo!
Man: Right, let's put it into practice.

The psychic comedy follows an ordinary (virgin) high school boy named Yoshirō "Yocchan" Kamogawa (Sometani). His life changes overnight when he wakes up with the ability to read other people's minds. Yoshirō is not the only one to gain powers in his town. Terumitsu Nagano (played by Mikata Sports), an (apparently virgin) worker at a café near Yoshirō's school, gains telekinesis — but he uses it for sex toys. Yōsuke Enomoto (played by Motoki Fukami), a (probably virgin) senior and former basketball player at Yoshirō's high school, gains teleportation — but only while naked.

Shion Sono (Suicide Circle, Himizu, Tokyo Tribe), who also directed the live-action television series of the manga, is directing the film. The film once again stars Shōta Sometani (live-action xxxHOLiC, Parasyte) as Yoshirō "Yocchan" Kamogawa. Elaiza Ikeda plays the heroine Miyuki Hirano in the film.

Other returning cast members include: Erina Mano as Sae Asami, Mikan Sports as Terumitsu Nagano, Motoki Fukami as Yōsuke Enomoto, Reiya Masaki as Naoya Yabe, Ken Yasuda as Takahiro Asami, and Megumi Kagurazaka as Takako Akiyama.

Filming started near the end of April. The film will open in Japan on September 4. Comic Natalie previously posted images of the rest of the returning main cast in costume in April.

The first live-action television adaptation of the manga premiered in April 2013 as a series of 12-minute episodes. A live-action spinoff television special titled Minna! Esper dayo! Bangaihen ~Esper, Miyako e Iku~ (All Esper dayo! Extra Edition ~The Esper Goes to the Capital~) aired in Japan on April 3.

Wakasugi launched the manga in Weekly Young Magazine in 2009, shortly before he ended the popular comedy Detroit Metal City the following year. Kodansha published the sixth compiled volume of Minna! Esper dayo! in February 2014. Wakasugi is launching a new arc of the manga in Young Magazine this spring.


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