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Shimauma Manga Gets Live-Action Film in May Starring Ryō Ryūsei

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kenta Suga, Kyoko Hinami, Masaya Kato also star in film of Fumio Obata manga

Toei announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action film adaptation of Fumio Obata's Shimauma manga. The film will open in Japan on May 21. Toei opened a website for the film, which is streaming a teaser for the film that reveals the film's main cast.

The film's main cast includes (photos above, from left to right):

Hajime Hashimoto is directing the film, with Izumi Takahashi penning the script.

Shimauma centers on Tatsuo, who makes money by running a badger game extortion racket with three other friends, until one day they unwittingly target a member of the yakuza. Tatsuo eventually gets a text with an attached picture of his friend Hide's messed up face and two ribs pulled out of him. Now Tatsuo is about to enter an even darker world than the one of "slaves and cattle" that he had inhabited.

Obata launched the manga in Shonengahosha's Young King magazine in 2010, and Shonengahosha published the manga's 12th compiled book volume last December.

Obata also published a spinoff of Tetsuya Tsutui's Prophecy (Yokokuhan) manga titled Yokokuhan: The Copycat. Obata launched the manga in Shueisha's Jump X magazine, and moved it to Young Jump last March. Obata ended the manga last August, and Shueisha published the manga's third and final volume in the same month.

Source: Comic Natalie

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