Live-Action noise Film's Trailer Reveals 8 New Cast Members

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Ayumi Itō, Yoshi Sakō, Takaya Sakoda, Kazuki Namioka, more join cast of January 2022 film

The official website for the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga began streaming the film's full trailer on Tuesday. The trailer reveals eight new cast members for the film. The site also unveiled the film's poster art.

The new cast members include (clockwise from upper left in image above):

  • Ayumi Itō as Chihiro Aoki, Hatakeyama's detective partner
  • Yoshi Sakō as Shōichi Yokota, a farmer's son
  • Takaya Sakoda as Jirō Noge, the town mayor's aide
  • Kazuki Namioka as Yoshiaki Sakai, a member of the town's revitalization bureau
  • Akira Emoto as Shōkichi Yokota, a farmer who is a neighbor to Keita and Jun, and who is key to the story
  • Kimiko Yo as Hanae Shōji, the mayor of Shishigari Island who constantly thinks about how to revive the town
  • Susumu Terajima as Masa Okazaki, Shinichirō's senior at the local police
  • Mayu Tsuruta as Hitomi Moriya, Shinichirō's mother

The film will open in Japan on January 28, 2022.

The film will star Tatsuya Fujiwara as Keita Izumi and Ken'ichi Matsuyama as Jun Tanabe. The two actors previous co-starred in the live-action Death Note films. Ryunosuke Kamiki will play Shinichirō Moriya, a rookie police officer in the film's remote island setting. His accidental killing of ex-convict Mutsuo Omisaka begins the story. Daichi Watanabe also has a role in the film. Haru Kuroki will play Kana Izumi, Keita's wife. Masatoshi Nagase will play Tsutomu Hatakeyama, a skilled police detective tracking Keita and the others.

Ryūichi Hiroki is directing the film, and Shō Kataoka is penning the script. Yoshihide Ōtomo is composing the music.

The suspense manga is set in a rural hunting town that has been suffering from a steadily shrinking population due to aging and migration over the course of many years. But when the town begins producing a product known as the "black fig," it begins bringing money and opportunity back to the town. The story begins when Keita Izumi, a caretaker of a black fig plantation, meets a man with an air that is ill-fitting for the town.

Tsutsui launched the noise manga in Grand Jump in December 2017, and ended in January 2020. Shueisha published the manga's third and final compiled book volume in March 2020.

Tsutsui launched the Prophecy (Yokokuhan) manga in Shueisha's Jump X magazine in 2011, and ended it in August 2013. Shueisha published three compiled book volumes for the manga. Vertical published all three volumes. Fumio Obata launched a spinoff manga titled Yokokuhan: The Copycat in Jump X in April 2014, and ended it in 2015. The manga also received three volumes. Prophecy inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in June 2015.

Sources: Live-action noise film's website, Comic Natalie

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