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Live-Action Tora-san Film Reveals More Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
February 2019 film casts Marie Iitoyo, Eriko Tomiyama, Bakarhythm, Jun Kaname

The official blog for the live-action film adaptation of Mina Itaba's Tora-san manga revealed additional cast members for the film on Wednesday.

The new cast includes (clockwise from upper left in photographs above):

  • Marie Iitoyo as Whitest, the spoiled cat that become's Suzuo/Tora-san's confidante
  • Eriko Tomiyama as Ako Sakuragi, Suzuo's editor
  • Bakarhythm (Hidetomo Masuno) as the afterlife's judge that sends Suzuo back to his family as the cat Tora-san
  • Jun Kaname as Eigō Uragami, a popular and charismatic manga creator

Kis-My-Ft2 band member Hiromitsu Kitayama stars in the film as protagonist Suzuo Takahata, while Mikako Tabe (center in picture below) stars as Suzuo's wife Natsuko. Kokoro Hirasawa (upper left) stars as Suzuo and Natsuko's daughter Miyū.

The film will open in Japan on February 15, 2019. Masaya Kakehi is directing the film.

The manga's story centers on Suzuo Takahata, an unpopular manga artist who spends his days drinking and gambling until one day, he dies from an accident. In a place in the afterlife where people are assigned to their next lives, he manages to be reincarnated as a cat, and is able to return to his family for a limited time.

The manga launched in Shueisha's You magazine in 2014, and Shueisha published the manga's second compiled book volume in February 2017. To commemorate the film, the manga resumed serialization on You in the magazine's April issue on March 15, but will move to Shueisha's Cocohana magazine on November 28 since You ceased publication on October 15.

Source: Tora-san film's blog, Comic Natalie

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