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  • [ENTERTAINMENT] Masako Nozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, and more narrate new live-action Bakuman TV ads

    The manga about making a manga, Bakuman, is getting a live-action movie adaptation and it will be premiering in Japan next month. TOHO Cinemas has aired not one, not two, but four new TV ads for the movie, and each one is narrated by a legendary seiyuu who voiced an iconic Shounen Jump! character.

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    This first video is titled “Victory”, and it is voiced by none other than the legendary Masako Nozawa herself, who is known for voicing Son Goku, Son Gohan, and Son Goten in the original Japanese dubs as well as the new Kai anime and Dragon Ball Super.

    The second video is titled “Friendship”, and it is narrated by the one and only Mayumi Tanaka, who voices Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece.

    Meanwhile, the third video is voiced by another Dragon Ball icon in Bulma, who is voiced by Hiromi Tsuru. The video is titled “Love”, and it focuses on the relationship between Mashiro and Miho.

    This fourth and final video meanwhile is titled “Effort”, and it is narrated by the voice behind Fist of the North Star’s Kenshiro, Akira Kamiya.

    Created by the very same people who created Death Note, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Bakuman follows aspiring mangakas Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi as they try to create Shounen Jack’s top mangas. The live-action movie adaptation will make its premiere this 3 October 2015 in theaters across Japan.

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    The adaptation stars Takeru Satoh (live-action Rurouni Kenshin’s Kenshin Himura) and Ryunosuke Kamiki (live-action Rurouni Kenshin’s Soujirou Seta) as the two main protagonists, Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi respectively. Nana Komatsu meanwhile, plays the female lead, Miho Akizuki, who is trying to be a seiyuu.

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    Source: Comic Natalie


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