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‘I Was Actually Worried Deep Down’: Satoru Noda On Golden Kamuy Live-Action Film

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A recent press conference held to commemorate the completion of the Golden Kamuy live-action film unveiled a heartfelt message from the manga creator, Satoru Noda, who shared his thoughts on the film after attending its premiere.

In the message Noda revealed the initial worry he harboured deep down on how his vision for Golden Kamuy would translate onto the big screen. However, after attending the preview, he shared a sense of relief, indicating that the movie had surpassed his expectations.

According to the author, the movie featured many aspects he hadn’t even envisioned.

He then went on to praise the actors for their portrayal of characters, describing them as ‘cool, mature, cute, and well-suited’ to their respective roles. He noted that their appeal brought a unique liveliness to the characters, distinct from the manga.

Noda ended the message by encouraging the fans to watch Golden Kamuy live action film.

Checkout Satoru Noda’s message below:

In the mind of the original author, which is me, there is an image of Golden Kamuy. Therefore, I was actually very worried deep down, but after watching the preview, I feel relieved.

In this movie, there were many good aspects that I hadn’t imagined in my mind. Especially the actors were cool, mature, cute, and suited the characters well. Their appeal, different from the manga, was filled with a unique liveliness. I had no concerns about the CG for the animals.

Allow me to be extremely humble and say that I believe there is nothing to lose by going to see it.

Golden Kamuy live-action film is set to release on Jan 19, 2024.

CREDEUS is in charge of the film’s production. Shigeaki Kubo will serve as the director, with Tsutomu Kuroiwa handling the script. Yutaka Yamada will compose the music for the film.

 Japanese rock band ACIDMAN performed the theme song “Kagayakerumono”.

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Cast members include:

  • Kento Yamazaki as Saichi Sugimoto
  • Anna Yamada as Asirpa
  • Gordon Maeda as Hyakunosuke Ogata
  • Yuma Yamoto as Yoshitake Shiraishi
  • Asuka Kudo as Hajime Tsukishima
  • Shuntarō Yanagi as Yōhei/Kōhei Nikaido
  • Ryōhei Ōtani as Genjirō Tanigaki
  • Katsuya as Tatsuma Ushiyama
  • Katsumi Kiba as Shinpachi Nagakura
  • Hisako Okata as Huci
  • Makita Sports as Takechiyo Goto
  • Debo Akibe as Asirpa’s great uncle
  • Hiroshi Tamaki as Tokushiro Tsurumi
  • Hiroshi Tachi as Toshizo Hijikata
  • Mitsuki Takahata as Umeko
  • Yuki Izumisawa as Toraji

Golden Kamuy is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Satoru Noda. It was serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump from August 2014 to April 2022, with its chapters collected in thirty-one tankōbon volumes.

An anime television series adaptation produced by Geno Studio aired with two seasons from April to December 2018. A third season aired from October to December 2020. A fourth season produced by Brain’s Base aired from October 2022 to June 2023. A fifth season adapting the manga’s final arc has been announced.

Source: Oricon

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