Live-Action Oboreru Knife Film's Prologue Video Streamed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Japanese film news website Hollywood Channel began streaming a "prologue" video for the the live-action film of George Asakura's Oboreru Knife manga on Wednesday. The clip shows some footage from the film, including the title card, Kōichirō and Natsume swimming on the coast, and a narration by Natsume describing herself.
GAGA Communications previously streamed a music video for the film earlier this month, featuring the film's theme song "Comic Generation" by The Dresscodes, which the band has re-recorded for the movie.
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:
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 titled Oboreru Knife: Yūgyo 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.