Live-Action The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Film's Ad Shows Kokomi

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3 pre-trailer theater ads also posted for October 21 film

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel began streaming a television commercial for the live-action film of Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) manga on Monday. The clip shows the character Kokomi Teruhashi pursuing Kusuo Saiki.

The film's official website also streamed three new videos on Saturday, which began appearing before trailers in film screenings that day. In each video, Kento Yamazaki announces the film's opening date, and ends with a different line. In the first video, he ends with "It's pretty far, but that's the real Kento Yamazaki." In the second video, he says "There are a lot of people in the way, but did you see Kento Yamazaki." In the third video, he says, "The ball won't go in, but I hope the audience members will go to theaters."

The film's cast includes:

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

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 was green-lit last year, and Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed last month that the second television anime season will premiere in early 2018.

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 22nd compiled volume of the manga on July 4.

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