Gassoh Manga's Live-Action Film Trailer Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shochiku also began streaming a 30-second version.
Gassoh tells the story of three young men who were part of the Shōgitai, a group of former Tokugawa retainers who fought to oppose the new Meiji government in the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Kiwamu joins the group with ambition. Masanosuke joins to follow a friend. Teijirō joins to stop a friend.
Aya Watanabe (Carnation, Long Goodbye) will write the screenplay and Tatsuo Kobayashi (Casablanca no Tantei) will direct the film. Yūya Yagira (Aoi Honō, Nobunaga Concerto) will play Kiwamu, Kōji Seto (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Judge) will play Masanosuke, and Amane Okayama (Another) will play Teijirō.
Sugiura made her manga debut in 1980 in Garo, and made her mark with intricately researched historical stories about Japan's Edo period. Her unique storytelling won the Japan Cartoonists' Association Award in 1984 and the Bunshun Manga Award in 1988. She serialized Sarusuberi in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd.'s Manga Sunday magazine from 1983 to 1987. She passed away in 2005 at the age of 46.