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    ReLIFE: New Manga Adaptation from Shochiku

    Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co. ©2017 “ReLIFE” Film Partners

    Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan)


    Theatrical poster. Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co. ©2017 “ReLIFE” Film Partners

    Shochiku has provided information and high-res photos for their romantic drama ReLIFE (????, Riraifu), opening in Japan on April 15th. The film is an adaptation of the manga series by So Yayoi, published on the free comic App "comico" which has been downloaded 21 million times worldwide. ReLIFE stars Taishi Nakagawa, who had a breakout role in the NHK drama series I`M MITA, YOUR HOUSEKEEPER (??????, Kaseifu no Mita, 2011) followed by the films BLUE DEMON VER. 2.0, ?? ver.2.0, Ao Oni ver.2.0, 2015), YOUR LIE IN APRIL (??????, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, 2016) and CLOSEST LOVE TO HEAVEN (???????, Kyo no Kira-kun, 2017). The female lead is Yuna Taira, who previously worked with Nakagawa on BLUE DEMON VER. 2.0 and CLOSEST LOVE TO HEAVEN. Additional credits include SADAKO 3D (????, 2012), YELL FOR THE BLUE SKY (?????, Aozora Eeru, 2016), SAGRADA RESET (????????, Sakurada Risetto, 2017) and ANKOKU JOSHI (????, 2017). SYNOPSIS At that time, I could not meet you. I fell in love. 27 year-old Arata Kaizaki (Taishi Nakagawa) quits his job after only 5 months. Now unemployed, he meets a mysterious man named Ryo Yoake (Yudai Chiba), who urges him to participate in an experimental social reintegration program called "ReLIFE". The program enables Arata to rejuvenate his appearance by 10 years by taking an experimental drug. Arata reenters high school as a student, where he gradually forms a strong bond with a unique group of classmates. But ReLIFE only runs for a period of one year, and once the experiment expires he will revert to his true age and be erased from his new friends` memory. What will the future hold for Arata after ReLIFE?

    Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co. ©2017 “ReLIFE” Film Partners

    CREDITS Japanese Release Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow) Cast Arata Kaizaki: Taishi Nakagawa Chizuru Hishiro: Yuna Taira Kazuomi Oga: Mahiro Takasugi Rena Kariu: Elaiza Ikeda An Onoya: Sae Okazaki Ryo Yoake: Yudai Chiba Michiru Saiki: Mikako Ichikawa Ayame Misaki Natsuna Watanabe Staff Director: Takeshi Furusawa Screenplay: Kumiko Ako Original Story: ReLIFE by So Yayoi (serialized by comico) Producers: Kasumi Yao, Yuya Satoyoshi Cinematographer: Yasushi Hanamura Music: Yusuke Hayashi Theme Song: "Messages" by Yuko Inoue Production Partners: “ReLIFE” Film Partners (Culture Entertainment, Shochiku, Parco, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, TMS Entertainment, NHN comico, EARTH STAR Entertainment, C&I Entertainment) Production and Distribution: Shochiku ©2017 “ReLIFE” Film Partners

    Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co. ©2017 “ReLIFE” Film Partners

    About Shochiku Co., Ltd.

    Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate. The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series TORA-SAN. The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.

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