Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō Live-Action Film's 6 New Videos Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toho began streaming six new videos on Monday and Thursday for the live-action film of Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga.
"Anti-Adult Version" trailer
"Change the World Version" trailer
Trailer #2 with comments
Trailer #1 with comments
TV ad Hibiki Version
TV ad Resistance Version
The film will open in Japan on September 14.
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
- Daisuke Kuroda
- Kazushige Komatsu
- Masanobu Takashima
- Yuuya Yagira
- Tōru Nomaguchi
- Mizuki Itagaki
Other cast members include:
The film also stars Shun Oguri as Shunpei Yamamoto, a novelist forced to live a bitterly frugal life even as he aims to win the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for literature.
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.
Source: Toho YouTube channel