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Live-Action Hakubo no Chronicle Show’s Trailer Reveals Theme Song, March 1 Debut

WOWOW unveiled a new full trailer and poster visual for the live-action series of Masami Yuuki‘s manga on Thursday. The trailer reveals the series’ March 1 premiere date, and also reveals and previews the series’ theme song “FATE” by the male idol group WEST. The series will run for 12 episodes.


WEST member Tomohiro Kamiyama (seen left in image above) stars as Kai Yukimura. Airi Matsui (right) plays Akari Fusegi, a newly hired Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare official. Other cast members include Terunosuke Takezai, Tsutomu Takahashi, Nanami Sakuraba, Ron Mizuma, Kentarō Tamura, Yuki Katayama, Kana Harada, Kaito Yoshimura, Haruka Kudō, Toshihiro Yashiba, Reika Kirishima, Gō Rijū, Kumi Mizuno, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi, Ayumu Ito, and Ken Mitsuishi.

The supernatural mystery story follows Yukimura, an okinaga who looks 18 but is actually 88 years old. He joins a newly hired Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare official named Akari Fusegi to stop a serial killer — and seek revenge. Yukimura’s former lover was murdered by the so-called “Sheep Killer,” who only murders on Christmas during the Year of the Goat every 12 years. The long stretches between the killings means that only an okinaga like Yukimura could be the culprit.

Kazuhiro Nakagawa (live-action Double, “Godzilla vs. Hedorah”) and Gō Sasaki are directing the series, with scripts by Shōta Koyama (Jashin no Tenbin), Taiki Yamazaki (AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo, Ultraman Blazar), and Shiori Tanaka. Harumi Fuuki (, , , ) is composing the music.


Yuuki launched the manga in Shogakukan‘s magazine in August 2013 as his first weekly series in 10 years. Shogakukan published the manga’s 11th and final compiled book volume in 2017.

Yuuki launched the (Shinkurō, Run!) manga in Shogakukan‘s Monthly! Spirits in January 2018, and it is ongoing.

Yuuki’s () series ran from 2008 to 2012 in . The series is a sequel to his () manga remake that ran in Shogakukan‘s and magazines. The manga versions of have not been released in North America, but Central Park Media and Funimation released the various anime adaptations, and Viz Media released some of Yuuki’s manga.

Source: Comic Natalie



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