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Live-Action Grand Blue Dreaming Clip Teases Strip Rock-Paper-Scissors Scene

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Fans can play along at home with cast of COVID-19-delayed film

Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a new clip from the live-action film of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga on Friday. The clip shows Iori and Kōhei playing strip rock-paper-scissors, and it invites fans to play along at home (after the requisite dance number).

The film was recently delayed from its original May 29 release date, due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The site has not yet announced a new release date.

The film will star Ryō Ryūsei (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Orange, left in image at right) as Iori Kitahara, a freshman college student who is aiming for his ideal college life, and Atsuhiro Inukai (Kamen Rider Build, Natsuzora, right) as Kōhei Imamura, a fellow freshman who meets Iori through a bizarre circumstance.

Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action 3D Kanojo Real Girl, Kakegurui, Asahinagu) is directing the film with the production company "THEFOOL," and Warner Bros. Japan is distributing. sumika will perform film's theme song "Zekkyō Serenade" (Shouting Serenade).

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

Inoue and Yoshioka launched the manga in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in April 2014. Crunchyroll is also releasing chapters of the manga as they debut in Japan.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in July 2018. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime worldwide as it aired.

Source: Comic Natalie


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