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Death Note's Fujiwara, Marnie's Arimura Star in Boku dake ga Inai Machi Live-Action Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Time-travel manga also has anime in the works

Warner Brothers Japan opened an official website for a live-action film adaptation of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Where Only I Am Missing) manga on Saturday. The film is slated to open in Japan in spring 2016.

Tatsuya Fujiwara (live-action Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin) will play the protagonist Satoru Fujinuma and Kasumi Arimura (When Marnie Was There, live-action Strobe Edge) will play Satoru's part-time job coworker Airi Katagiri. Additional cast members include Yuriko Ishida as Satoru's mother and Mitsuhiro Oikawa as Satoru's elementary school teacher.

Yūichirō Hirakawa (Rookies: Graduation) is directing the film of scripts by Noriko Gotō.

The manga's story follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

Sanbe began the manga in 2012 and it is currently serialized in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine. Kadokawa will shipped the sixth compiled volume on July 4 The manga was nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 'Reader Award' in 2014 and this year's Manga Taisho Awards.

An anime adaptation has also been green-lit and will premiere in January.

Source: Comic Natalie

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