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Shigeyuki Fukumitsu's Seikatsu Manga Gets Live-Action Film in May

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Teaser videos show Masahiro Higashide, Masataka Kubota, Nana Komatsu, Tsurutarō Kataoka

Toei and Nikkatsu announced on Thursday that they are producing a live-action film adaptation of Shigeyuki Fukumitsu's Seikatsu (Life) manga series, titled Hero Mania Seikatsu (Hero Obsessed Life). The film is slated to open in Japan on May 7. The film's official website is streaming a 30- and 15-second teaser for the film, which reveals the film's cast.

Narrator and Text: 2016. This team...
Narrator and Text: Will change Japan.
Narrator: We keep the peace in this city.
Text: Will you fight with me?
Text: Masahiro Higashide - bravery
Text: Masataka Kubota - skill
Text: Nana Komatsu - planning
Text: Tsurutarō Kataoka - defense
Narrator and Logo: Hero Mania
Kaori: Well, that's lewd, right?
Text: May 7, 2016
Narrator: There has never been a team worse than this.
Text: Masahiro Higashide - bravery
Text: Masataka Kubota - skill
Text: Nana Komatsu - planning
Text: Tsurutarō Kataoka - defense
Narrator: We keep the peace in this city.
Narrator and Logo: Hero Mania

The website also unveiled a visual featuring the cast.

The cast includes (from left to right):

  • Masahiro Higashide as Nakatsu, a part-time worker in a convenience store.
  • Nana Komatsu as Kaori, a woman who excels at gathering information.
  • Tsurutarō Kataoka as Kusaka, a salaryman nearing retirement by day, and the "Youth Hitter" by night.
  • Masataka Kubota as Toshida, a man who has great physical ability.

Keisuke Toyoshima is directing the film, with a script by Jun Tsugita. Toyoshima and Tsugita previously worked together on the Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro (Tales of Terror) live-action film, as well as the 2013 live-action adaptation of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga. Grand Funk will compose the film's music.

Fukumitsu's original Seikatsu manga centers on Nakatsu, a part-time worker at a convenience store in the suburbs. He is constantly gloomy, and is unable to acknowledge himself or his everyday life. He comes up with a plan, and decides to find people who think the same way he does. Together, they act to punish evil in their town.

Fukumitsu launched the manga in Seirinkogeisha's AX alternative manga magazine in 2005, and serialized it until 2007, when Fukumitsu put the manga on an indefinite hiatus. Fukumitsu relaunched the manga in May 2009 on the official website of Kodansha's Morning magazine as a web manga.

Seirinkogeisha published one compiled book volume of the manga in 2008. Kodansha reprinted the volume with an additional 24 pages as Seikatsu (Kanzenban) (Life Complete Edition) in May 2010.

Source: Comic Natalie

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