Live-Action Chihayafuru Trailers Streamed With English Subtitles
posted on by Karen Ressler
Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival began streaming English-subtitled trailers for the live-action Chihayafuru films on Friday. Both films will screen at the festival, which will be held from July 14-August 3.
The first film, Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku (Chihayafuru: Upper Phrase), opened on March 19. The second film, Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku (Chihayafuru: Lower Phrase), opened on April 29. A sequel film has been greenlit.
The films star:
- Suzu Hirose as Chihaya Ayase
- Shūhei Nomura as Taichi Mashima
- Mackenyu as Arata Wataya
- Yūki Morinaga as Tsutomu Komano
- Yūma Yamato as Yūsei Nishida
- Mone Kamishiraishi as Kanade Ōe
- Jun Kunimura as Harada
- Mayu Matsuoka as Shinobu Wakamiya
- Miyuki Matsuda as Taeko Miyauchi
- Hiroya Shimizu as Akihito Sudō
- Ryōtarō Sakaguchi as Hiro Kinashi
Suetsugu launched the manga in Kodansha's Be-Love magazine in December 2007, and Kodansha will publish the manga's 32nd volume on July 13. The series inspired the first 25-episode television anime season from October 2011 to March 2012, and the second 25-episode season aired in Japan from January-June 2013. Additionally, the 22nd volume of the manga bundled an original anime DVD when it shipped in September 2013.