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Live-Action The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Film's Trailer Previews Yuzu's Theme Song

posted on by Karen Ressler
Comedy film based on Shonen Jump manga premieres October 21

The official website for the live-action film of Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) manga began streaming a trailer on Friday. In the video, Saiki introduces his powers and says they cause him problems as he would like to have a normal life. The trailer reveals that musical duo Yuzu is performing the theme song "Koi, Hajikemashita." (Love, Burst), and features a preview of the song.

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

Jirō Satō (live-action Gintama film, Death Note series) as Pinsuke Kanda

Seiichi Tanabe (Kimi wa Pet, NANA 2) as Kusuo's father Kuniharu Saiki and Yuki Uchida (Kami no Shizuku, Doctor X) as Kusuo's mother Kurumi Saiki

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.

[Via Cinema Today]

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