Live-Action Oboreru Knife Shōjo Film's Teaser Reveals November Debut
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The official website for the live-action film of George Asakura's Oboreru Knife manga unveiled a teaser trailer, poster, and additional cast for the film on Wednesday. The teaser reveals the film's November debut.
The additional cast includes The Dresscodes band member Ryōhei Shima, Yōichirō Saitō, Goichi Mine, Ayumu Itō, Masami Horiuchi, Miwako Ichikawa, and Mickey Curtis.
The film's main cast includes:
Masaki Suda (live-action Setoutsumi, Princess Jellyfish) as Kōichirō "Kō" Hasegawa
Daiki Shigeoka (BAD BOYS J) as Katsutoshi Ōtomo
Mone Kamishiraishi (live-action Chihayafuru) as Kana Matsunaga
Yūki Yamato is directing the film.
The manga tells the story of Natsume, a sixth-grade girl who has to move from Tokyo to a decidedly different town in the countryside. Upon meeting a boy named Kōichirō there, "something" stirs inside her. The story depicts a "teen heart on the brink of ruin," including the conflict and build-up.
Asakura started the series in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2013. Kodansha published the 17th and final volume in 2014. The manga inspired a spinoff manga Oboreru Knife: Yugyo no Shizuku Iwa no Yume in 2012.
Asakura's Piece of Cake manga also inspired a live-action film. Del Rey published part of Asakawa's A Perfect Day for Love Letters manga series in English in 2005, and that manga inspired a live-action television adapation in 2014.
Source: Comic Natalie