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Bakuman Releases First Live-Action Film Trailer

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Bakuman manga recently released a trailer for the movie which will be shown in Japan on October 3. Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki will portray the characters of Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, respectively. Kenta Kiritani (Shinta Fukuda), Hirofumi Arai (Kazuya Hiramaru), Sarutoki Minagawa (Takurō Nakai) and Takayuki Yamada (Akira Hattori) will join Satoh and Kamiki in the movie.

Other members who are also included in the cast are the following:

Lily Franky as Sasaki

Kankuro Kudo as Tarō Kawaguchi

Shōta Sometani as Eiji Niizuma

Nana Komatsu as Miho Azuki

A 30-second teaser was released this week which features the narration of One Piece’s Luffy’s voice actress Mayumi Tanaka. The video was streamed a few days after stills from the film showing Satoh and Kamiki in the office of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump  were also uploaded.

(c)Bakuman Production Committee

(c)Bakuman Production Committee

(via ANN)

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“Bakuman” Reveals Visual for Live-Action Film Adaptation

The live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga “Bakuman” is confirmed to premiere on October 3! The report was made by Mainichi Shimbun paper’s Mantan Web site where they announced the movie’s premiere date. The site also revealed a visual for the film which casts Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki as Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, respectively. Joining them are Kenta Kiritani as Shinta Fukuda, Sarutoki Minagawa as Takurō Nakai, Hirofumi Arai as Kazuya Hiramaru, Nana Komatsu as Miho Azuki, and Shōta Sometani as Eiji Niizuma. Hitoshi Ōne is directing the said film. 

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The manga also had an anime series adaptation which run from 2010 until 2013 with three seasons containing 25 episodes each. It tells the story of two friends (Mashiro as the artist and Takagi as the writer) who aspire to become well-known manga artists. Bakuman was serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 2008 until 2012. Go to the movie’s official website to stay updated!

(Source: Mantan Web via ANN)

Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki to Star in Live-Action Film of Bakuman

Earlier this year, the news about Bakuman‘s live action film adaptation surfaced. It is set to be released in Japan in 2015 and the filming is estimated to be completed in September this year. The movie is directed by Hitoshi Ōne and the lead stars for the film have already been announced. Takeru Satoh, famous for his leading roles in TV series Kamen Rider Den-O and the highly-successful movie installment of Rurouni Kenshin, is portraying the character of Moritaka Mashiro. Starring alongside Satoh is Ryūnosuke Kamiki, who also worked with him in the Rurouni Kenshin sequels as Seta Soujiro. Kamiki takes the role of Akito Takagi, the other main character in the Bakuman series. 

Bakuman is written and illustrated by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, respectively. They are also the ones behind the creation of Death Note, another popular manga that was televised into a 37-episode anime series. It also spawned three live-action film adaptations that starred Tatsuya Fujiwara as Light Yagami and Kenichi Matsuyama as the detective who goes by the pseudonym of L. 

And just like Death Note, Bakuman was also adapted into an animated series which began airing in 2010. A total of three seasons were produced and the final season ended last year. The story revolves around the lives of Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, two junior high students who dreamed of becoming manga artists. They started creating their own manga, with Mashiro as the artist and Takagi as the writer. The two encountered several hardships on their way but eventually, they managed to fulfill their dreams. 

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Takeru Satoh and Ryūnosuke Kamiki as Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi. (Photo Credit: http://mantan-web.jp/)

Seems like a lot of manga/anime series are getting live-action film adaptations these days. Which movies are you excited to see? I’m also looking forward to them next year! ^^

Source: Otakumode