I admit the trailer is…something. The movie is something.
The official trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai was uploaded on Thursday. The title is translated as Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name and its based on the manga of the same name created by Shūzō Oshimi. The movie is slated to premiere in Japan on July 14.
Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai is about a shy freshman girl named Shino Oshima who is having trouble speaking with people and has very low self-confidence. She suddenly meets with her tone-deaf music loving classmate name Kayo and they have been hanging out together ever since.
The manga is actually based from Oshimi’s personal experience.
This will be directed by Hiroaki Yuasa with script by Shin Adachi. Main characters will be played by Sara Minami as Shino and Aju Makita as Kayo. Both girls are 15 years old and this movie is their debut.
Would be very nice to see this movie. Hope it gets international screenings soon.
Fans of the mahjong and shoujo manga Saki are in for a treat as four live action episodes will be aired this December! A film adaptation of the series is also set to premier in February 2017.
The official cast for the live action adaptation were revealed yesterday in full costumes. For their respective names, roles, and information about them, check out the photos and captions below.
For someone who has followed the manga and anime, I think they have nailed the character appearances quite well. Of course it’s still too early to say. The first episode premiere will being on December 4, 2016 (MBS) and on December 6, 2016 (TBS).
Minami Hamabe will star the role of Saki Miyanaga. She played the role of Menma in the 2015 TV Movie ‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’
Japanese idol and singer Nana Asakawa will play the role of Nodoka Haramura
Aika Hirota, another Japanese idol and singer will play the role of Yuki Kataoka
Mai Kikuchi will play as Koromo Amae
Actress and model Rena Takeda taking the role of second year student Kana Ikeda
Seika Furuhata will play the role of mahjong club president Hisa Takei
Anna Yamada as the reliable, trusting, and sometimes snarky Mako Someya
Former AKB48 idol Mariya Nagao will play the role of Toka Ryumonbuchi
Hajime Kunihiro will be played by Kyoka Shibata
Ena Koshino as the popular Jun Inoue
‘Ladybaby’ member Rie Kaneko will be playing the stoic and quiet Tomoki Sawamura
Mami Kamura will play Mihoko Fukuji
Aya Yoshizaki will play the role of the serious yet fun-loving second year student Miharu ‘Miharun’ Yoshitome
The role of the second year student Sumiyo Fukabori will be played by Mizuki Hoshina
Yuzu Higuchi will take the role of the semi-worrywart Seika Bundo
Third Year Student Yumi Kajiki will be played by Natsumi Okamoto
Ano as Momoko “Stealth Momo” Touyoko
Third year student Satomi Kanbara will be played by Aguri Onishi