Live-Action School-Live! Film's Visual Reveals January Opening
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action film of Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba's School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) manga revealed a new visual for the film on Thursday. The visual announces the film's January opening date in Japan.
The film was previously slated to open in Japan this fall.
Nanami Abe (LaLuce) as Kurumi Ebisuzawa
Midori Nagatsuki (LaLuce, Chou Cream Rockets) as Yuki Takeya
Wakana Majima (Someday Somewhere) as Yūri Wakasa
Rio Kiyohara (Someday Somewhere) as Miki Naoki
Issey Shibata (Real Onigokko) is directing the film.
Kaihō and Chiba launched the manga in Manga Time Kirara Forward in 2012, and Houbunsha published the manga's 10th compiled volume in Japan on June 12. The manga went on hiatus starting in the magazine's September 2017 issue but returned in the next issue in December.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and the company published the ninth compiled volume last December. The company describes the series:
Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving(?) Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun...and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse. NBD.
The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in July 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in June 2017 with an English dub. HIDIVE is also streaming the series with English subtitles and with the English dub.