Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto Trailer Introduces Characters

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Mr. Children theme song "Ashioto ~Be Strong" also previewed for January 23 film

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

Text: 1582, the Honnōji incident.
Saburō: Why did you do this? Why?!
Narrator: Saburō time traveled from present day to the Warring States period, and met Oda Nobunaga, who looked identical to him.
Nobunaga: Can you live as Oda Nobunaga, my replacement?
Saburō: What?
Text: The famous drama gets a long-awaited movie.
Text: A Heisei-era Oda Nobunaga.
Saburō: You've gotta be kidding me.
Text: The real Oda Nobunaga, Akechi Mitsuhide.
Nobunaga: I shall support you as Akechi.
Text: Nobunaga's wife Kichō
Kichō: That can't be possible.
Text: Nobunaga's vassal Ikeda Tsuneoki
Tsuneoki: My lord, let us begin the battle.
Text: The one who makes Nobunaga's life hell, Hashiba Hideyoshi.
Hideyoshi: War is my domain.
Narrator: And now the gears of destiny turn.
Saburō: I'm going to... die?
Kichō: You will die? I cannot believe that. Stop uttering this idiocy.
Saburō: It's true, I'm telling you.
Kichō: Silence!
Hideyoshi: Let us correct time and kill the false one, Lord Nobunaga.
Man: My lord!
Saburō: Why don't we get married? Let us live together.
Man: Let's go!
Kichō: Why are you going? Didn't you say we would live together?
Saburō: I'm glad I met you in this age, Kichō.
Mitsuhide: The enemy is at Honnōji!
Saburō: Someday, an age of peace will come. Someday, for sure.
Narrator and Logo: Nobunaga Concerto
Text: Farewell, Nobunaga

The trailer will begin running in theaters in Japan on Saturday. The film will 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:

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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