Live-Action Kūbo Ibuki Film's New Trailer, Visual Unveiled

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Film based on Osamu Eya, Kaiji Kawaguchi's manga opens on May 24

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga began streaming a new trailer for the film on Friday. The site also revealed a new visual for the film.

The film will open in Japan on May 24.

Setsurō Wakamatsu is directing the film. Kazunori Itō (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, .hack//SIGN) and Yasuo Hasegawa (Riding Bean, Megazone 23, Armitage III) are penning the script. Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Harlock: Space Pirate, Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi) is in charge of planning.

In the manga's story, the state of world affairs is changing at a dizzying pace. This is particularly clear in the growing military strength of countries neighboring Japan, the issue of resources on the sea floor, disaster relief, underwater transport, maintaining order on the high seas, and island defense. In response to a near-skirmish with China near the disputed Senkaku Islands, Japan builds the Ibuki aircraft carrier.

Kawaguchi launched the series in collaboration with journalist Eya in 2014. Shogakukan released the manga's 11th compiled book volume last December, and will release the 12th volume on April 26. The manga won the Best General Manga award at the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Awards in January 2018. The series' volumes have more than 3 million copies in print.

Sources: Kūbo Ibuki live-action film's website, Comic Natalie

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