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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Yakusoku no Neverland’s Live-Action Film

Live-Action Movie
The official website for the live-action film of Shirai Kaiu and Demizu Posuka‘s Yakusoku no Neverland manga began streaming a new trailer for the film on Oct 12, 2020. The trailer reveals and previews the film’s theme song “Tadashiku Narenai” (It Can’t Be Right) by rock band Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni. (Zutomayo). The site also unveiled a new poster visual for the film.

The film opened on December 18, 2020, in Japan.

19-year-old actress Hamabe Minami (live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special’s Menma, live-action Saki film’s title role, Hello World film’s Ruri Ichigyō) is starring in the film as Emma. 13-year-old Kairi Jyo (live-action My Little Monster and Erased) and 17-year-old Itagaki Rihito (Show By Rock!! stage musical) are playing Ray and Norman, respectively.

Hirakawa Yūichirō (live-action ERASED film, live-action Rookies series) is directing the film. Gotou Noriko is penning the film’s script. Hirakawa and Gotou worked together on the live-action Erased film.

Actress Kitagawa Keiko (live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon‘s Sailor Mars, Paradise Kiss) will play Isabella (“Mama”), while comedian Watanabe Naomi (live-action KANNAsa-n!‘s Kanna Suzuki) will play Krone.

Shirai and Demizu launched Yakusoku no Neverland manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15.

An anime adaptation premiered in January 2019. A second season of the anime was scheduled to premiere in October, but is delayed to January 2021 due to the effect of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production.

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