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Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō Live-Action Film's Cast, September Opening Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yurina Hirate, Keiko Kitagawa, Ayaka Wilson, more join film's cast

TOHO announced the cast and September 14 opening for the live-action film adaptation of Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga on Monday.

The cast includes: (Top row, left to right in picture above)

  • Keiko Kitagawa as Fumi Hanai, a young editor who discovers Hibiki's talent
  • Keyakizaka46 member Yurina Hirate as protagonist Hibiki Akui, a gifted 15-year-old writer
  • Ayaka Wilson as Rika Sobue, the president of the literature club at Hibiki's school
(Bottom row, left to right in picture above)

Shō Tsukikawa (live-action Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) is directing the film, with a script by Masafumi Nishida (Tiger & Bunny).

In the manga's story, a handwritten novel manuscript is sent into a rookie contest, but it doesn't meet the conditions and is thrown in the trash. Still, an editor named Hanai picks it up by chance and believes it is a revolutionary novel. The author's name is Hibiki Akui, but there is no contact address on the submission. Meanwhile, Hibiki – a 15-year-old student – joins her school's literary club, not knowing that Hanai is trying to track her down.

Yanamoto launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in August 2014. Shogakukan released the manga's eighth volume (seen right) last December. The manga won the 10th Manga Taisho award last year.

Source: Comic Natalie

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