Live-Action The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Film's New Visual Shows Saiki's Parents

posted on 2017-05-19 08:00 EDT
Seiichi Tanabe, Yuki Uchida play Kusuo Saiki's father, mother in October 21 film

The official Twitter account for the live-action film of Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) manga revealed a new visual for the film on Friday. The visual reveal the parents of protagonist Kusuo Saiki. Seiichi Tanabe (Kimi wa Pet's Hasumi Shigehito, NANA 2's Mr. Kawano) will play Kusuo's father Kuniharu Saiki, while Yuki Uchida (Kami no Shizuku, Doctor X) will play Kusuo's mother Kurumi Saiki.

The rest of the cast is as follows:

Kento Yamazaki (live-action Orange, Your Lie in April, One Week Friends films, live-action Death Note television series) as the titular character Kusuo Saiki

Kanna Hashimoto (live-action Assassination Classroom) as Kokomi Teruhashi

Hirofumi Arai (live-action Bakuman., Space Brothers) as Riki Nendō

Ryō Yoshizawa (live-action Gintama, Tomodachi Game) as Shun Kaidō

Hideyuki Kasahara (live-action GTO: The Movie, Boogiepop and Others) as Kineshi Hairo

Kento Kaku (live-action Ranma ½ special) as Aren Kuboyasu

Murotsuyoshi (HK/Hentai Kamen) as Uryoku Chōno

Jiro Sato (live-action Gintama film, Death Note series) as Pinsuke Kanda

The film will premiere in Japan on October 21. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store, Gintama) is directing the film.

The manga inspired an anime series that aired within the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program beginning last July. The anime aired five episodes each week inside that program, and then a late-night broadcast collected those five episodes and aired them together. An anime sequel has been green-lit.

Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English broadcast dub for the series. Funimation describes the series:

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He's kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he's bending the rules—and spoons.

Asō launched the manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012 after drawing one-shot versions of the story in Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump Next! magazines in 2011. Shueisha published the 21st compiled volume of the manga in Japan on April 4.

Source: Animate Times

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