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Live-Action Oboreru Knife Film's Trailer Previews Romance Story

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Film based on George Asakura's shōjo manga also reveals new poster

The official website for the live-action film of George Asakura's Oboreru Knife manga unveiled a new trailer and poster for the film on Thursday.

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. The film takes place in the fictional town of Ukigumo, but was filmed in Kumano in Wakayama prefecture.

The film's main cast includes:

Nana Komatsu (live-action Kin Kyori Renai, Bakuman.) as Natsume Mochizuki

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

Additional cast members include The Dresscodes band member Ryōhei Shima, Yōichirō Saitō, Goichi Mine, Ayumu Itō, Masami Horiuchi, Miwako Ichikawa, and Mickey Curtis.

The film will open in Japan on November 5. Yūki Yamato is directing the film. The Dresscodes will perform the film's theme song "Comic Generation," which the band will re-record for the movie.

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 adaptation in 2014.

Source: Comic Natalie


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