Live-Action Usogui Film's Side Story Net Series Unveils Trailer

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Trailer for February 11 companion series highlights character Ranko Kurama

The staff for Usogui -Kurama Ranko-hen/Kaji Takaomi-hen- (The Lie Eater -Ranko Kurama's Story/Takaomi Kaji's Story), the companion web series to the live-action film of Toshio Sako's Usogui (The Lie Eater) manga, unveiled a new trailer for the series on Friday. The trailer highlights the character Ranko Kurama (Mai Shiraishi).

The series also unveiled a "lie" trailer featuring mostly the same footage as the above trailer, but with comedian Kayoko Ōkubo replacing Shiraishi in some scenes.

The dTV streaming service will stream the series on February 11, the same day the film opens. The series will have four episodes. The film's director Hideo Nakata is also directing the live-action series. The series will have the same cast as the film, and will focus on the stories of its titular characters

The film will open on February 11.

The film stars Ryūsei Yokohama as the protagonist Baku Madarame. Hayato Sano plays Baku's partner Takaomi Kaji. Hideo Nakata (Ring, Dark Water, L change the WorLd) is directing the film. B'z is performing the film's theme song "Live."

The live-action film was announced in 2016.

The story of Usogui follows a brilliant gambler named Baku "Usogui" Madarame as he lays down his life as the wager for various games.

Sako began the Usogui manga in 2006, and ended it in December 2017. The manga has 49 volumes. Sako launched a spinoff manga titled Usogui -Rikkainin Yakō Hikoichi- (The Lie Eater: Referree Hikoichi Yakō) in Weekly Young Jump on October 7, and ended it on November 25. The main manga inspired an original video animation (OVA) bundled with the manga's 26th volume in 2012.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Oricon Yōgakan YouTube channel (link 2)

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