Setoutsumi Live-Action Film's 2nd Short Skit Streamed

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Sousuke Ikematsu, Masaki Suda star in film opening on July 2

The official website of the live-action film adaptation of Kazuya Konomoto's Setoutsumi manga began streaming a second skit video from the film on Friday. The video, titled "Timing," features Utsumi (Sousuke Ikematsu) and Seto (Masaki Suda).

In the video, Seto and Utsumi start to speak, only to interrupt each other. They each try to decide who should tell their story first. Seto asks what genre of story Utsumi is going to tell, and Utsumi explains that it's "a surprising story," and Seto says he wants to hear. When asked about the genre of his story, Seto says that it's one that "has a theory that can change history as we know it." Utsumi is surprised at the scale of the story. Then, they each answer what they would title their story, and who appears in it. After hearing both of Seto's answers, Utsumi says "Your story's scale is crazy!" Even so, Seto says he wants to hear Utsumi's story about "the timing of eating sweets."

The website streamed the first skit last month. The third skit, titled "Standing Ovation," will debut in early April. The film will open in Japan on July 2.

Sousuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai, live-action Tetsujin 28-go, Tomehane! Suzuri Kōkō Shodōbu) and Masaki Suda (Kamen Rider W, live-action Daily Lives of High School Boys, Princess Jellyfish, Assassination Classroom) will star in the film's lead roles as Utsumi and Seto, respectively.

The film's additional cast includes:

Tatsushi Ōmori (Germanium no Yoru, The Ravine of Goodbye) is directing the film. Filming began last fall.

The manga revolves around Kansai-area high school boys Seto and Utsumi, particularly their completely normal but comedic chats after school.

Konomoto launched Setoutsumi in Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine in 2013. Akita Shoten published the fifth volume on February 8. The manga was nominated for the 18th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize "Reader Award" in 2014.

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