The official website for the upcoming two-part live-action film adaptation of Chika Umino’s Sangatsu no Lion/March Comes in Like a Lion shogi-themed manga today posted a 30-second teaser and a first poster visual introducing its main cast including 23-year-old Ryunosuke Kamiki as the 17-year-old protagonist Rei Kiriyama. Kamiki is now best known as the voice of Taki Tachibana, the male protagonist in Makoto Shinkai’s mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name.
In the clip, you can find Rei’s most close friend and rival character Harunobu Nikaidou for the first time, but his cast has not been revealed officially yet.
The first part is scheduled to be released in Japan on March 18, 2017, then the second part will follow on April 22. 49-year-old Keishi Otomo, best known for his directorial works for the three Rurouni Kenshin live-action films from 20012 to 2014, is attached to direct.
1st poster visual
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