Live-Action Chihayafuru Trailers Streamed With English Subtitles

posted on by Karen Ressler
Both films to screen at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal

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:

Norihiro Koizumi (Midnight Sun, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru) directed both films.

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.

[Via WTK]

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