Live-Action Wolf Girl & Black Prince Film's May 28 Date, New Visual Unveiled
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The official website for the live-action film of Ayuko Hatta's shōjo manga Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) unveiled the film's May 28 opening date and new visual.
The new visual shows lead actors Fumi Nikaidō (left in photo) and Kento Yamazaki (right in photo) in costume as Erika Shinohara and Kyōya Sata, their respective characters. The visual resembles an illustration Hatta drew for the manga.
The rest of the film's cast includes:
- Nobuyuki Suzuki as Nozomi Kamiya
- Mugi Kadowaki as Ayumi Sanda
- Elaiza Ikeda as Aki Tezuka
- Ryūsei Yokohama as Takeru Hibiya
- Tina Tamashiro as Marin Tachibana
- Ryō Yoshizawa as Yū Kusakabe
- Nanao as Reika Sata
- Riria Kojima as Namie
- Rena Takeda as Mayu
- Ikumi Hisamatsu as Miho
Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Otoko no Isshō) is directing the film. Shooting for the film started last month.
The story of Wolf Girl & Black Prince centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyōya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.
Hatta launched the Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) shōjo manga in Bessatsu Margaret in 2011, and Shueisha published the 14th compiled volume on November 25. The film's official website notes that the manga has 4.2 million copies in print.
The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series starring Kanae Itō as Erika Shinohara and Takahiro Sakurai as Kyōya Sata. The anime premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video.
The manga also inspired a novel and a drama CD, the latter of which also starred Itō and Sakurai.
Source: Comic Natalie