“Bungo Stray Dogs the Movie: BEAST”, which is the first live-action film from the “Bungo Stray Dogs” series, will be premiered on January 7, 2022. The teaser visual and trailer have been unveiled.
“Bungo Stray Dogs” is based on the same-titled comic by Asagiri Kafka and Harukawa 35, which launched its serialization in “Young Ace” from the January 2013 issue, and has sold over 8.5 million copies in circulation (including e-books). Set in Yokohama, the story depicts “superhuman” action battles among the characters with famous late authors’ actual names, such as Nakajima Atsushi, Dazai Osamu, and Akutagawa Ryunosuke. This blockbuster series has received various media adaptations, including anime and stage-play.
“Bungo Stray Dogs the Movie: BEAST”, the first live-action film from the series, depicts “if story” of “What if the protagonist Nakajima Atsushi and his nemesis Akutagawa Ryunosuke belonged to the opposite agency……?”.
For the cast members, actors who have appeared in “Stage Play Bungo Stray Dogs (a.k.a. Bun-Ste)” series will continue to play the roles, including Hashimoto Shohei as the role of Akutagawa Ryunosuke and Torigoe Yuki as the role of Nakajima Atsushi.
Moreover, director will be Sakamoto Koichi, who is well-known for action battles and visual effects and has ever worked on “Super Sentai” , “Kamen Rider”, and “Ultraman Series”, and script will be handled by Asagiri Kafka, who has written the original comics and many of “Bungo Stray Dogs” novels.
The unveiled teaser visual recreates the worldview of “if”, which is unique to this film, and the catchphrase “Another story that the ‘White’ and the ‘Black’ followed” will hype you up.
The trailer portrays Akutagawa Ryunosuke (played by Hashimoto Shohei), who stands up in a warehouse in a slum while being surrounded by kids lying there, and Nakajima Atsushi (played by Torigoe Yuuki), who is also known as “Port Mafia White Reaper” calmly walking in the building of Port Mafia.
“Bungo Stray Dogs the Movie: BEAST” will be premiered on January 7, 2022.
Advance ticket that comes with an original A4 clear folder as a bonus will be released on September 18 for 1,500 JPY (incl. tax).
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