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"Kids on the Slope" Live-Action Film Teaser Announces March 10, 2018 Release

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“Kids on the Slope” Live-Action Film Teaser Announces March 10, 2018 Release

The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yuki Kodama’s Jazz music-themed manga Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope today released a 30-second first teaser introducing its cast members for the first time. The clip also confirmed that the film is set to be released in Japan on March 10, 2018. 


As previously reported, Yuri Chinen, 23-year-old member of Japanese boy idol group Hey! Say! JUMP, stars as the protagonist Kaoru Nishimi, alongside Taishi Nakagawa (Arata Kaizaki in ReLIFE) as Kaoru’s friend drummer Sentaro Kawabuchi and 21-year-old Nana Komatsu (Yukako Yamagishi in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) as Kaoru’s love interest and Sentaro’s childhood friend Ritsuko Mukae. In order to play their roles perfectly, Chinen and Nakagawa took piano and drum lessons for several months.


42-year-old Miki Takahiro, who has worked on many live-action film adaptations based on popular

manga series, such as Inio Asao’s Soranin (2010), Yuki Obata’s Bokura ga Ita/We Were There (2012),

Taku Tsumugi’s Hot Road (2014), Io Sakisaka’s Ao Haru Ride (2014), and Kazune Kawahara’s Aozora

 Yell/Yell for The Blue Sky, is attached to direct on a screenplay by Izumi Takahashi (Himitsu The Top



The filming was already wrapped on June 15, 2017.




Source: “Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope” liveaction film official website, Twitter


©2018 Yuki Kodama, Shogakukan/Movie “Sakamichi no Apollon” Production Committee


Source: Anime News
“Kids on the Slope” Live-Action Film Teaser Announces March 10, 2018 Release