Live-Action Oboreru Knife Film’s Special Video Shows Natsume, Kō Underwater
Japanese manga news website Comic Natalie began streaming a special video for the live-action film of George Asakura‘s Oboreru Knife manga on Wednesday. The clip features an angry Natsume who almost wraps her hands around Kō’s neck while underwater. Nana Komatsu and Masaki Suda performed the scene in the sea just before a typhoon came, though they rehearsed it in a swimming pool before filming.
Hollywood Channel previously streamed a “prologue” clip for the film last week.
The manga tells the story of Natsume, a sixth-grade girl who has to move from Tokyo to a decidedly different town in the countryside. Upon meeting a boy named Kōichirō there, “something” stirs inside her. The story depicts a “teen heart on the brink of ruin,” including the conflict and buildup. The film takes place in the fictional town of Ukigumo, but was filmed in Kumano in Wakayama prefecture.
The film’s main cast includes:
Masaki Suda (live-action Setoutsumi, Princess Jellyfish) as Kōichirō “Kō” Hasegawa
Daiki Shigeoka (BAD BOYS J) as Katsutoshi Ōtomo
Mone Kamishiraishi (live-action Chihayafuru) as Kana Matsunaga
Additional cast members include The Dresscodes band member Ryōhei Shima, Yōichirō Saitō, Goichi Mine, Ayumu Itō, Masami Horiuchi, Miwako Ichikawa, and Mickey Curtis.
The film will open in Japan on November 5. Yūki Yamato is directing the film. The Dresscodes will perform the film’s theme song “Comic Generation,” which the band will re-record for the movie.
Asakura started the series in Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2013. Kodansha published the 17th and final volume in 2014. The manga inspired a spinoff manga titled Oboreru Knife: Yūgyo no Shizuku Iwa no Yume in 2012.
Asakura’s Piece of Cake manga also inspired a live-action film. Del Rey published part of Asakawa’s A Perfect Day for Love Letters manga series in English in 2005, and that manga inspired a live-action television adaptation in 2014.
Source: Comic Natalie