Archimedes no Taisen Live-Action Film Casts Masaki Suda

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Stand By Me Doraemon's Takashi Yamazaki directs film opening in summer 2019

The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Norifusa Mita's Archimedes no Taisen (The Great War of Archimedes) manga revealed the film's main cast member and director on Monday. The staff also revealed the film's summer 2019 premiere date.

Masaki Suda (right in picture above) is playing the main character Tadashi Kai. Takashi Yamazaki (Stand By Me Doraemon, left) is directing and scripting the film, as well as directing the visual effects for the film.

The manga is set in 1933, when the Imperial Japanese Navy is outlining the plans that would set the country on its course for the Pacific theater of the Second World War. The story centers on Maj. Tadashi Kai, a mathematical genius who wages his own war to uncover the truth behind a series of budget irregularities regarding the construction of warships.

Mita launched the manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in November 2015.

Mita launched his Investor Z manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2013, and ended it last year. Kodansha published the manga's 21st and final compiled book volume last October. The manga is also inspiring a live-action television series adaptation that will premiere on July 13. Crunchyroll simultaneously published the manga as it was released in Japan.

Mita's 2003-2007 Kodansha Manga Award-winning Dragon Zakura manga was adapted into a Japanese television series in 2005, with a sequel in 2010, and a Korean live-action television series in 2010. Mita's Angel Bank: Dragon Zakura Gaiden manga was also adapted into a Japanese television series in 2010. Nikkei reported in 2015 that China's Alibaba group was producing its own live-action drama. Mita launched a sequel manga titled Dragon Zakura Two in Kodansha's Morning magazine on January 25. Crunchyroll is publishing the manga as it is released in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie

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