Funōhan Manga By Ouroboros Author Gets Live-Action Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yūya Kanzaki (Ouroboros) and Arata Miyatsuki's (Signal 100) Funōhan (Impossibility Defense) manga is getting a live-action film adaptation that will open in 2018. The film will star Tori Matsuzaka (live-action Gatchaman's Ken Washio the Eagle, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger's Takeru Shiba, Library Wars: The Last Mission's Satoshi Tezuka) as Tadashi Usobuki. Kōji Shiraishi (The Curse, Sadako vs. Kayako) is directing the film.
Kanzaki and Miyatsuki launched the manga in Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine in 2013. Shueisha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on February 19, and will publish the fifth volume on November 18.
The suspense manga centers on Tadashi Usobuki, a man who wears a black suit who is able to kill others through the power of suggestion and by warping their thoughts. Although Tadashi often appears at the scene of the crime of these unnatural deaths, no one is able to prosecute him because police can never find any proof.
The November issue of Shinchosha's [email protected] magazine had revealed on September 21 that Kanzaki's Ouroboros manga would end in three chapters. The manga didn't appear in the December issue on October 21, so if it doesn't take any other breaks the manga will end in the March issue slated for a release on January 21. The manga inspired a live-action television series that premiered in January 2015.
Source: Comic Natalie
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