THE TORTURE CLUB: New S&M Manga Adapatation from Kadokawa
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A prestigious girls’ school… with a torture club?!
This month, Kadokawa Pictures will release THE TORTURE CLUB (ちょっとかわいいアイアンメイデン), a live-action adaptation of Monthly Young Ace‘s sadomasochistic romance manga series Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden (The Kinda Cute Iron Maiden) by Makoto Fukami and α・AlfLayla. The story follows a secret club at an all-girls’ school where students engage in daily physical and mental torture as training to become government interrogators and spies.
Yuzuki Muto (Noriko Kijima) has been accepted to the prestigious private girls’ high school, St. Anesty Academy, that she never dreamed of attending. One spring day — with cherry blossoms in full bloom — she attends the entrance ceremony with high hopes and expectations… only soon to find herself getting “escorted” by two students to a basement room used by the school-approved Torture Club, where they practice and master the art of torture.
With her hands and feet bound together, Yuzuki is coerced to join the club by the club manager, Yuri Kobashi, and member, Maika Shinzaki. Suddenly another Torture Club member appears… Aoi Funaki (Haruna Yoshizumi), a stunningly beautiful upperclassman who Yuzuki fell in love with at first sight on the day of her entrance exam.
Yuzuki’s rigorous training now begins! Her affections for Aoi grow ever stronger, but there is the hard and fast “no romance” rule in the Torture Club…
Market Screening: May 20, 2014 (Cannes Marché du Film)
International Premiere: Friday, July 18, 2014 (Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival)
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Yuzuki Muto: Noriko Kijima
Aoi Funaki: Haruna Yoshizumi
Yuri Kobashi: Yuki Mamiya
Maika Shinzaki: Mika Yano
Director: Kota Yoshida
Original Story: Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden by Makoto Fukami and α・AlfLayla (published by Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd.)
Screenplay: Kota Yoshida
Executive Producer: Shinichiro Inoue
Production: Takeshi Yasuda
Planning: Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
Producers: Ujikatsu Omori, Hidehisa Chiwata, Yuichi Shibahara
Cinematographer: Masashi Seki
Lighting: Saeko Naruke
Art Director: Shuji Yamashita
Costumes: Masae Miyamoto
Hair and Makeup: Naomi Oikawa
Editor: Seishi Narumi
Sound Effects: Yoshio Nakamura
Torture Advisor: Hana Tsuki
Music: Fumi Matsumoto
Theme Song: “Waking Up” by Natsumi Shirahoshi (YOSHIMOTO R and C CO.,LTD)
Film Production: Dub, Kadokawa Daiei Studio
© 2014 KADOKAWA
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