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 90-second full trailer introducing all the main characters, including 23-year-old Ryunosuke Kamiki as the 17-year-old protagonist Rei Kiriyama. And it was recently confirmed that Rei’s most close friend and rival character Harunobu Nikaidou is played by Shota Sometani (Shinichi Izumi in Parasyte) with special make-up effects.
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.
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1st poster visual
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