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Destiny - Kamakura Monogatari Live-Action Film's Trailer Shows Main Couple

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Film adaptation of Ryohei Saigan's long-running manga opens in Japan on December 9

The official website for Destiny - Kamakura Monogatari, the live-action film adaptation of Ryohei Saigan's Kamakura Monogatari manga, began streaming a trailer for the film on Tuesday. The video shows the main characters, the married couple Masakazu and Akiko Isshiki, and their encounters with supernatural beings.

The film opens in Japan on December 9. Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Sunset on Third Street, Stand By Me Doraemon) is directing the film, penning the script, and handling the visual effects.

The manga's story centers on mystery writer Masakazu Isshiki, who lives with his wife Akiko in Kamakura, as they encounter strange incidents and creatures such as kappa and gods of poverty. Masato Sakai is playing Masakazu Isshiki, while Mitsuki Takahata is playing Akiko Isshiki. The rest of the cast includes Shinichi Tsutsumi, min Tanaka, Jun Kunimura, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Tomokazu Miura, Sakura Andou, Mikako Ichikawa, Tsuyoshi Muro, Jun Kaname, Kouji Ohkura, Hiroshi Kanbe, Arata Furuta, Mayu Tsuruta, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Isao Hashizume, and Tamao Nakamura.

Saigan launched the manga in Futabasha's Manga Action magazine in 1984, before moving it to Futabasha's Manga Town magazine in 2000, where it has been running ever since. Futabasha published the manga's 33rd compiled book volume on June 28.

Source: Comic Natalie


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