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Shishūgoku Horror Manga Inspires 2 Live-Action Films

posted on by Karen Ressler
MoeMi Katayama stars in films opening in Tokyo, Osaka in June

Masane Muroi's horror manga Shishūgoku (Corpse Prison) is inspiring two live-action films that will open this June in Tokyo and Osaka. The first film, Gekijōban Shishūgoku Okori no Hen (Movie Shishōroku Beginning Chapter), will open on June 3 and the second film, Gekijōban Shishūgoku Okori no Hen (Movie Shishōroku End Chapter) will open on June 10.

Hideo Jōjō is directing the film. Gravure model MoeMi Katayama is starring in the film alongside Anna Tachibana (of the Kamen Shōjo idol group), Shin'ichi Wagō, Nagomi, Reimi Fujishiro, and Ren Fukusaki.

The story takes place in mountain village where a girl has not been born in 50 years. A group of female college students visit the village and a bizarre murder case unfolds.

Muroi launched the series on Takeshobo's "Manga Life Win" web manga site in late 2014, and Takeshobo published the fifth and final compiled volume on March 27. The manga has more than 200,000 copies in print.

Albatross Film began streaming a trailer for the films. (Note: Video may not be safe for work.)

Source: Eiga Natalie

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