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Live-Action Wolf Girl and Black Prince Film's TV Ads Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Film based on Ayuko Hatta's just ended shōjo manga opens on May 28

The official website for the live-action film of Ayuko Hatta's shōjo manga Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) began streaming two new television commercials on Friday. The "super sadistic" video previews Kyōya's aggressive personality, and the "goodbye" video teases a break in the lead duo's relationship.

The website also began streaming a "triple collaboration special" promotional video in April that previews the story:

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.

The visual below 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:

Yuki Yamada will play a man who hits on hits on Nanao's character Reika Sata.

Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Otoko no Isshō) is directing the film. Shooting for the film ended in January, and the film will open in Japan on May 28. A trailer revealed the film's theme song "Boku no Namae o" (My Name) by the rock band back number in March.

The June issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine published the final chapter of Hatta's Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) shōjo manga on Friday. Hatta launched the series in Bessatsu Margaret in 2011. Shueisha published the 15th compiled volume on April 25, and the 16th and final volume will ship on May 25. The film's official website notes that the manga has 5.4 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 released the anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 8.

The manga also inspired a novel and a drama CD, the latter of which also starred Itō and Sakurai.

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