2nd Live-Action Higanjima Film's Teaser, Visual, Title, October Debut Revealed
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The staff for the second live-action film of Kōji Matsumoto's Higanjima manga revealed on Wednesday the film's new teaser trailer, visual, full title Higanjima Deluxe, and October 15 opening date.
The visual confirms that Shunya Shiraishi and Ryohei Suzuki will reprise their roles as the brothers Akira Miyamoto and Atsushi Miyamoto, respectively.
A second live-action television series adaptation of the manga will also debut this year.
The new TV drama and film project was first announced in August 2014. The announcement at the time had said that the new projects would adapt the Higanjima: Saigo no 47-Hiai (Nirvana Island: The Last 47 Days) manga, and would feature the return of Shunya Shiraishi (Gantz, Kaiji 2) as Akira Miyamoto and Ryōhei Suzuki (Kaiji, Gatchaman) as Atsushi Miyamoto.
The original announcement also stated that the series will continue where the first series left off, and characters such as the Master will make an appearance. The resistance will also be introduced. The 2014 announcement had also stated that an "unprecedented amount" of over two hundred million yen (about US$1.9 million at the time) was spent on the production of the show.
The first live-action series adapting Higanjima: Saigo no 47-Hiai premiered in Japan in 2013. Matsumoto ended the 16-volume manga (final volume pictured at left) in July 2014. The original 33-volume Higanjima manga also inspired a live-action film in 2010. Funimation released the film on home video in North America in 2011.
Matsumoto launched the Higanjima: 48-Nichigo... (Nirvana Island: 48 Days Later...) sequel manga in August 2014, and Kodansha published the sixth volume on April 6.
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