ReLIFE: New Manga Adaptation from Shochiku
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Shochiku has provided information and high-res photos for their romantic drama ReLIFE (リライフ, 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 (家政婦のミタ, Kaseifu no Mita, 2011) followed by the films BLUE DEMON VER. 2.0, 青鬼 ver.2.0, Ao Oni ver.2.0, 2015), YOUR LIE IN APRIL (四月は君の嘘, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, 2016) and CLOSEST LOVE TO HEAVEN (きょうのキラ君, 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 (貞子３Ｄ, 2012), YELL FOR THE BLUE SKY (青空エール, Aozora Eeru, 2016), SAGRADA RESET (サクラダリセット, Sakurada Risetto, 2017) and ANKOKU JOSHI (暗黒女子, 2017).
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?
Japanese Release Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
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
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
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.