Misumisou (“Liverleaf”), a psychological horror comic by Rensuke Oshikiri about bullying and revenge in a small Japanese town, is being adapted into a live-action film that is scheduled to be released in Japanese theaters in 2018. The film is directed by Eisuke Naito (Lychee Light Club, Sharing).
Originally serialized in Bunkasha’s Horror M magazine, Misumisou is also published in a 2-volume omnibus edition by Futabasha. The story follows Haruka Nozaki, a middle-school student who transfers to a new school when her family moves to a small town as a result of her father’s work. There Haruka encounters horrific bullying, and since the school will be closing in 2 months after the last class graduates, no one is willing to step in to help her.
Haruka’s parents eventually pull her out of school, but after Haruka leaves, another girl named Rumi Sayama becomes the target of the bullies’ wrath. Rumi blames Haruka for her ill treatment, and her resentment eventually touches off a shocking and gruesome tragedy of violent revenge.
Source: Cinema Today
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