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Live-Action Impossibility Defense's Making-of Video Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opens on February 1

Showgate began streaming a behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yūya Kanzaki and Arata Miyatsuki's Funōhan (Impossibility Defense) manga on Friday. The video shows the shooting of a scene featuring Erika Sawajiri as the character Tomoko Tada, before then showing a trailer for the film.

The film opens in Japan on February 1. A four-episode mini-series premiered on dTV last December. The cast for both the film and the mini-series includes Tori Matsuzaka (live-action Gatchaman's Ken Washio the Eagle, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger's Takeru Shiba) as Tadashi Usobuki (pictured below) and Erika Sawajiri (live-action Helter Skelter, Shinjuku Swan) as Tomoko Tada.

Kanzaki and Miyatsuki launched the manga in Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine in 2013. Shueisha published the seventh compiled volume on January 19.

The suspense manga centers on Tadashi Usobuki, a man who wears a black suit and is able to kill others through the power of suggestion and by warping their thoughts. Although Tadashi often appears at the scene of the crime of these unnatural deaths, no one is able to prosecute him because police can never find any proof.

Kanzaki's Ouroboros manga ended in January 2017. The manga inspired a live-action television series that premiered in January 2015.


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