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Live-Action Chinyūki Film's Teaser Features Shigeru Chiba Narration

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Ken'ichi Matsuyama stars in film premiering in Japan on February 27

The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Gatarō Man's Chinyūki ~Tarō to Yukai na Nakama-tachi~ manga began streaming a teaser for the film on Friday. Shigeru Chiba from the 2009 OVA adaptation returns to narrate the video.

At the end of the teaser, a message from Gatarō Man is shown, which says: "I told you to make the worst film in cinema history, but why is this so funny, you idiots? Get the director of ---- on Titan to redo this!"

The film will open in Japan on February 27.

Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note movies, Gantz, Bunny Drop) stars in the film. Yuudai Yamaguchi (Cromartie High: The Movie, Deadball) is directing the film. Atsushi Ōkawara, member of Japanese comedy trio Onigashima, and Shū Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu) are writing the script.

Chinyūki spoofs adventure manga by retelling Journey to the West, the Chinese literary classic. In the story, a violent, trouble-making kabuki actor joins a traveling monk (who happens to be have been transformed into a monkey by a curse) on a colorful journey west to ancient southern Asia.

Gatarō Man serialized the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1992, and Shueisha published six compiled book volumes for the manga. The series received a four-episode OVA adaptation in 2009. Gatarō Man launched a sequel titled Chinyūki 2 ~Yume no Inzei Seikatsu-hen~ in Weekly Shonen Jump 2009, and ended it in 2010. Shueisha published four compiled volumes of the manga.

Starting on December 24 at 11:59 p.m., Shueisha will make the first volume of the original manga available for free on its Shonen Jump+ web manga site and app for a limited time.

Source: Comic Natalie


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