Today it was officially announced that a live-action film adaptation of Daiju Yanauchi’s (Gangking, Seven ☆ Star) coming-of-age manga, Gunkan Shonen (Warship Boy), will be released in Japan on December 10, 2021.
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The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2012, then compiled into two tankobon volumes. His story follows the 16-year-old protagonist, Kaisei Sakamoto, who lives in a town overlooking Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki, and his father, Genkai, who runs a ramen shop. Kaisei, who has lost his beloved mother and is constantly fighting with others, and Genkai, who has lost his wife, who was his childhood friend, is immersed in alcohol, they are arguing with each other. them. One day, Kaisei gets caught up in a big incident …
The protagonist Kaisei is played by Kanta Sato, 25, a member of Gekidan EXILE, while his father Genkai is played by Masaya Kato, 58. And Yuki Saito, known for his work as a director of the Japanese gay drama Ossan’s Love, is serving as the director. He says: “This is the story of the rebirth of a family like a roller coaster, with energetic characters led by Kanta Sato-kun and Masaya Kato-san going berserk, and a mother’s deep love that makes her eyes fill with tears. on the ship of ‘Gunkan Shonen’ and live it on the screen. “
Source – “Gunkan Shonen” live-action film official website / Twitter