Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto Film's Teaser Previews Theme Song

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Cast of live-action drama reprise role for January 23 film

The official website for the live-action film of Ayumi Ishii's Nobunaga Concerto historical manga began streaming a teaser for the film on Tuesday. The teaser previews the film's theme song "Ashioto ~Be Strong" (Footsteps ~Be Strong) by Mr. Children.

Text: Tragic news
Text: In 1582, Oda Nobunaga dies at Honnōji
Saburō: No way, for real?
Text: The famous drama gets a long-awaited movie.
Narrator: Saburō traveled through time to the Warring States period, and became Oda Nobunaga.
Matsunaga: I mean, you're dead!
Saburō: I'm... dead?
Song title: Mr. Children "Ashioto ~Be Strong"
Man: Let's go!
Saburō: I'll fight my fate.
Narrator and Logo: Nobunaga Concerto
Saburō: You've gotta be kidding me.

The teaser will begin running in theaters in Japan on Saturday. The film will then open in Japan on January 23.

The cast of the live-action television television series which premiered last October are reprising their roles for the film. The cast includes:

  • Shun Oguri (live-action Lupin III, Captain Harlock, Detective Conan) as Saburō
  • Arata Furuta (live-action Ranma 1/2, 20th Century Boys, Captain Harlock) as Hisahide Matsunaga
  • Kou Shibasaki (Battle Royale, Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea)as Kichō
  • Osamu Mukai (live-action Nodame Cantabile, Beck) as Tsuneoki Ikeda
  • Takayuki Yamada (Densha Otoko movie, live-action Bakuman.) as Denjiro Tahara
  • Gaku Hamada (Miss Hokusai, live-action Space Brothers) as Tokugawa Ieyasu

The story centers around Saburō, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan's Sengoku Era. He must become Oda Nobunaga, the famed warlord who helps unite Japan.

Ishii launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Gessan in 2009, and Shogakukan published the 12th compiled volume on April 12. The manga ranked #10 in the Male Readers category of the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" list by Takarajimasha Inc. in 2012. The manga was nominated for the fifth Manga Taisho awards in 2012, and it won the Boys' Category of the 57th Shogakukan Manga Awards later that year. The manga was adapted into a television anime series that premiered in Japan in July last year. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The anime was nominated for The Banff World Media Festival's Rockie Awards.

Source: Comic Natalie

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