Tokyo Shutter Girl Manga Inspires Kanazawa Shutter Girl Live-Action Film

Mar 14 2018

posted on 2017-12-22 03:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman

Manga previously inspired live-action film in 2013

Kenichi Kiriki‘s Tokyo Shutter Girl manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation titled Kanazawa Shutter Girl that will open in Japan on February 3. The film’s official website began streaming 60- and a 90-second promotional videos earlier this month.

The manga’s story centers on members of the photography club at an all-female high school. The girls visit various famous locations around Tokyo and photograph them. Instead of Tokyo, the film centers on 16-year-old Kana Natsume in Kanazawa, Ishikawa.

Kiriki is serializing a Kanazawa Shutter Girl short story in Takeshobo‘s Hontō ni Atta Yukai na Hanashi magazine, and the compiled volume will ship on January 11.

Tokyo Shutter Girl also inspired a live-action film under the original title in 2013. One of the film’s three directors, Kōtarō Terauchi, will return to direct the 2018 film.

The new film’s cast includes Noel, Nana Takabatake, Nanaka Yotsuya, Haruna Takai, and Saika Hamada.

Tokyo Shutter Girl launched in Nihonbungeisha‘s Weekly Manga Goraku magazine in 2010, and the third compiled volume shipped in 2014. The manga was nominated for the seinen category of France’s “Mangawa” awards earlier this year.

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