"Nobunaga Concerto" Adaptations Galore; Shun Oguri And Yuki Kaji To Star
Friday 9 May, 2014 - 11:11pm UTC
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The June issue of Monthly Shonen Sunday
(or "Get the Sun") manga magazine that comes out this Monday, May 12th, broke the news on Ayumi Ishii
's manga "Nobunaga Concerto"
getting an anime, live-action film and TV series adaptations.
The manga was first published in 2009 in Monthly Shonen Sunday, it still runs with 10 volumes released to date. "Nobunaga Concerto" won the 2011 Shogakukan Manga Award for Shonen manga and was nominated for the 5th Manga Taisho, winning in Boys' Category during 57th Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2012.
"Nobunaga Concerto" is a historical manga that follows a teenage boy who time-travels to 16th century Japan. His fate is to become Oda Nobunaga, the first man to unify all of Japan.
The ever so busy Shun Oguri
(Lupin III, Captain Harlock, Crows Zero) will take on the role of Nobunaga Oda in TV series and film, whilst seiyuu Yuki Kaji
(Noragami, Attack on Titans, no.6) will lend his voice to the main character in the anime. The anime is expected to air this July, with TV series and the film planned for October release.
The anime adaptation has many famous seiyuus on board, including Mamoru Miyano, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Nana Mizuki, Yuichi Nakamura, Rikiya Koyama, Ryohei Kimura and Kouki Uchiyama.
Gear up for the battle of the warlords!
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