TEIICHI – BATTLE OF SUPREME HIGH – Info and High-Res Photos from Toho
Press Notes For New Manga Adaptation
Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Official Site: teiichi.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toho Co., Ltd. and Fuji Television Network, Inc. have provided information and large, high-res photos from their upcoming release, TEIICHI – BATTLE OF SUPREME HIGH – (帝一の國, Teiichi no Kuni). Toho is releasing the manga adaptation/political satire opens in Japanese cinemas on April 29, while Fuji Television is handling sales to foreign distributors.
Meet Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) — a high school student who has committed his life to becoming the next student council president!
A cast of hot young actors including Shuhei Nomura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shotaro Mamiya, Jun Shison and Yudai Chiba present a hilarious story of ambition and political warfare set on a high school campus!
The manga Teiichi no Kuni by Usamaru Furuya was serialized in Shueisha’s Jump SQ for five years from 2010 ~ 2015. Captivating fans with its beautiful artwork and unconventional storyline, Teiichi’s popularity soared when it was adapted to a theatrical play in 2014. Now it will be adapted to a live-action film with the up-and-coming Masaki Suda in the leading role.
As an avid fan of the original work, Suda said, “Ever since I read the manga, I knew this role was made for me.” Portraying Teiichi’s rivals for the seat of student council president are some of the hottest young actors today, including Shuhei Nomura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shotaro Mamiya, Jun Shison and Yudai Chiba. They are joined by Mei Nagano and Kotaro Yoshida. Commercial genius Akira Nagai of the blockbuster JUDGE! (ジャッジ!, Jajji!, 2013) and IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD (世界から猫が消えたなら, Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara, 2016) will direct the film and Yoshihiro Izumi of ROOKIES will write the screenplay.
The one-of-a-kind, entertaining comedy “Teiichi no Kuni” is coming to you on Golden Week 2017!
“I’m going to be student council president, no matter what it takes!”
So begins Teiichi’s fight for the ultimate seat of power against 800 brilliant rivals at the most elite private school in Japan…
The 800 elite students of the top private school in Japan — Kaitei High School — represent the sharpest young minds in the country. Kaitei’s alumni have powerful connections in the political and financial world, and its top student — the student council president — is all but promised a future cabinet position. At the beginning of the new school year in April, ambitious freshman Teiich Akaba joins the ranks of Kaitei elites as the top student from his graduating class. His dream is to “become the prime minister and create his own kingdom.” But in order to realize this dream, he absolutely must become student council president.
“I’ll bring down every single rival to become #1… I’ll do whatever it takes, no matter how dirty or underhanded. An effective strategy in my freshman year will give me an edge in the student council elections two years from now. The battle has already begun!”
Teiichi gets a head start on his rivals and takes his first step towards his ambitious goal. But unimaginable conspiracies and challenges await him! Friendships and betrayals abound in the ultimate Battle Royale to outrank each other! The make-or-break “student council election” begins now!!
World Premiere: Friday, April 28, 2017 (Udine Far East Film Festival)
Japanese Release Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Teiichi Akaba: Masaki Tsuda
Kikuma Togo: Shuhei Nomura
Dan Otaka: Ryoma Takeuchi
Rorando Himuro: Shotaro Mamiya
Komei Sakakibara: Jun Shison
Okuto Morizo: Yudai Chiba
Mimiko Shiratori: Mei Nagano
Josuke Akaba: Kotaro Yoshida
Keigo Doyama: Ryo Kimura
Mitsuhiko Koma: Katsuhiro Suzuki
Nishizo Nezu: Riku Hagiwara
Yosuke Sasaki: Amane Okayama
Heihachiro Koga: Kai Inowaki
Director: Akira Nagai
Original Story: Teiichi no Kuni by Usamaru Furuya (Shueisha Jump Comics)
Screenplay: Yoshihiro Izumi
Cinematography: Keisuke Imamura
Art Director: Ryo Sugimoto
Recording: Hiroshi Ishigai
Music: Takashi Watanabe
Theme Song: “It” by CreepHyp (UNIVERSAL SIGMA)
Production Partners: Fuji Television, Toho, Dentsu, Altamira Pictures
Production: AOI Pro.
International Sales: Fuji Television
© 2017 Fuji Television, Shueisha, Toho
© 2017 Usamaru Furuya / Shueisha
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.
About Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Fuji Television Network is Japan’s largest TV network company as well as the largest production house for television programs and theatrical feature films. It is the center company of Fujisankei Communications Group which covers media business.