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Live-Action Bakuman. Film Trailers Reveal Sakanaction Theme Song

posted on 2015-06-30 16:30 EDT
Film based on Shonen Jump manga about creating manga to open on October 3

Toho began streaming a trailer and a second teaser for the live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Bakuman. manga on Wednesday. The videos reveal the theme song "Shin Takarajima" (New Treasure Island) by Japanese rock band Sakanaction (Kin Kyori Renai live-action film).

The song title comes from Osamu Tezuka's 1947 manga New Treasure Island, the artist's first published manga book volume.

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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