Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō Live-Action Film Reveals Trailer, Visual
posted on by Karen Ressler
The staff for the live-action film of Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga revealed a poster visual and trailer on Saturday. The film's official blog also announced two new cast members.
The new cast members are:
The film will open in Japan on September 14. Principal photography for the film began on June 1.
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
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.