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    STRAYER`S CHRONICLE: New Film from the Makers of DEATH NOTE and GANTZ

    Subaru (Masaki Okada, left) leads a group of youths with superhuman powers in STRAYER`S CHRONICLE. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. © Takayoshi Honda / SHUEISHA ©

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, Nippon Television Network Official Site: (Japan) Warner Bros. Pictures Japan and Nippon Television Network have provided information and high-res photos for their new science fiction adventure, STRAYER`S CHRONICLE (?????????????, Sutoreiyaazu Kuronikuru). The film will open in Japan on Saturday, June 27, 2015. INTRODUCTION Two groups with superhuman powers are destined to collide. Who will prevail? Hope or despair?

    Theatrical poster. © Takayoshi Honda / SHUEISHA ©

    The production team for DEATH NOTE (Desu Noto, 2006) and GANTZ (??, Gantsu, 2011) brings mystery writer Takayoshi Honda`s bestselling novel Strayer`s Chronicle to the big screen. The film adaptation is directed by Takahisa Zeze, world renowned director of HEAVEN`S STORY (???? ?????, Hevunzu Sutorii) which won the International Federation of Film Critics Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The ultimate production crew, including Cinematographer Ryuto Kondo, Action Director Yuji Shimomura (GANTZ, LIBRARY WARS), and Light Director Isamu Fujii, known for the participating Moscow International Film Festival Official Selection Film MY MAN (???, Watashi no Otoko, 2014), has rallied around director Zeze to take on this ambitious challenge. Multi-talented Masaki Okada (CONFESSIONS, VILLAIN, AKKO-CHAN: THE MOVIE) plays Subaru, leader of the group of children who inherited superpowers through the manipulation of neural hormones. Shota Sometani (THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE, TOKYO TRIBE, PARASYTE) plays Manabu, leader of the other group of children whose powers were derived from genetic manipulation. Sometani won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Talent at the Venice International Film Festival for his chilling performance in the film HIMIZU (???, 2012). STORY “Can humans control their own evolution?” In the early 1990’s, a top secret organization conducted an experiment to test that theory. Two methods were selected. One stimulated the secretion of abnormal hormones by subjecting the brains of expectant mothers to tremendous stress. The resulting mutations engendered children with extraordinary powers beyond the limits of normal human abilities. The other method involved genetic manipulation and implantation using animal and insect DNA. The subject mothers gave birth to children with entirely different yet equally powerful abilities. The two sets of children grew up separately, and their paths diverged. The first set embraced hope, and used their powers to benefit the future of mankind. The other set was consumed by despair and would try to destroy the world with their powers. Each set relied only on their own group, but destiny brought them together. As dark forces vie to harness their power, their battle will determine the future of mankind! CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: June 27, 2015 (Roadshow) Running Time: 125 Minutes Screen Size: 2.35:1 Cast Subaru: Masaki Okada Manabu: Shota Sometani Saya: Riko Narumi Momo: Mayu Matsuoka Junya Shiraishi Shizuka: Sara Takatsuki Ryosuke: Hiroya Shimizu So: Nobuyuki Suzuki Hide: Shuntaro Yanagi Ryuji: Toshiki Seto Aoi: Yuina Kuroshima Watari: Shunya Shiraishi Koichiro Watase: Tsuyoshi Ihara Staff Director: Takahisa Zeze Original Story: Strayer`s Chronicle by Takayoshi Honda (published by SHUEISHA Inc.) Screenplay: Kohei Kiyasu, Takahisa Zeze Cinematography: Ryuto Kondo Lighting: Isamu Fujii Action Director: Yuji Shimomura Music: Goro Yasukawa Planning and Production: Nippon Television Network Corporation Production Company: Twins Japan Production: "STRAYER`S CHRONICLE" FILM PARTNERS Distributor: Warner Bros. Japan © Takayoshi Honda / SHUEISHA © "STRAYER`S CHRONICLE" FILM PARTNERS

    Shota Sometani as Manabu. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. © Takayoshi Honda / SHUEISHA ©

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