Another Japanese manga series gets a live-movie adaptation this year! Kami-sama no Iu Toori (As the God’s Will) is an ongoing series written and illustrated by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura, respectively. The first arc was published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2011 to 2012 and the sequel began its publication in Weekly Shōnen Magazine last year.
Takashi Miike is directing the film adaptation of the said manga which will be released in Japan on November 15. The movie stars Sota Fukushi (Shun Takahata), Hirona Yamazaki (Ichika Akimoto) and Ryunosuke Kamiki (Takeru Amaya). Mio Yuki, Shota Sometani, Nao Omori and Lily Franky are also included in the cast.
A 2nd-year high school student named Shun Takahata lives an ordinary teenage life until one day a malevolent Daruma doll appears in front of his class and forces the students to participate in a series of children’s games such as “Daruma-san ga Koronda” with death as the penalty for losing. With no knowledge of who’s behind the games, he’s left with no other choice but to keep winning as his only means of protecting himself and his childhood friend, Ichika. Meanwhile, a troubled classmate named Takeru seems to actually be relishing the opportunity to get other students killed.