Live-Action School-Live! Film Casts 'Last Idol' Group
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the Manga Time Kirara magazines revealed on Sunday that the members of the idol group Last Idol have been cast for the live-action film adaptation of Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba's School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) manga. In addition, Issei Shibata (Real Onigokko) will direct the film.
The film will open in Japan next year.
Kaihō and Chiba launched the manga in Manga Time Kirara Forward in 2012, and Houbunsha published the manga's ninth compiled volume in Japan on March 11. The manga went on hiatus starting in the magazine's September 2017 issue, but will return from hiatus in the next issue on December 22.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and the company published the eighth compiled volume on September 19. The company describes the series:
Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving(?) Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun...and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse. NBD.
The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in July 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on June 27 with an English dub. HIDIVE is also streaming the series with English subtitles and with the English dub.