The official website of the upcoming Black Night Parade live-action film revealed on Nov 5, 2022, a new key visual featuring Kaizer Tanaka, Miharu Hino, Shino Hojo, and Teppei Kohira, all of who works as Black Santa in Santa Claus House. The visual was designed in the form of a Christmas card.
Black Night Parade live-action film is set to release in Japan on Dec 23, 2022.
The film will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda. Fukuda will also serve as the scriptwriter along with Tetsuo Kamada. The movie will be distributed by TOHO.
Black Night Parade will be the second work of Hikaru Nakamura that director Yuichi Fukuda is adapting into a live-action film, after Saint Young Men.
The official website also put out comments of the main cast members.
Hikaru Nakamura’s Black Night Parade manga was serialized in Weekly Young Jump from 2016- 2019. The series continued its publication in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine on Sep 19, 2019.
As of Dec 2021, seven tankōbon volumes have been released.
The official website describes the plot as:
Miharu Hino (Ryo Yoshizawa) is a dull man who has been working part-time at the Pawson Nerima North Exit convenience store for three years. While the world is in the mood for Christmas, a man in a black Santa suit suddenly says to him, “I have a job offer! I’m looking forward to working with you from today onward.
When he wakes up, he finds himself in a mysterious company, Santa Claus House, at the North Pole!
Children’s letters arrive from all over the world, piles of presents are piled up, and a large number of black Santas are dressed in black Santa suits.
Together with his colleagues Shino Hojo (Kanna Hashimoto), Emperor Tanaka (Taishi Nakagawa), and Teppei Kodaira (Keisuke Watanabe), all of whom have strong personalities, they start working as Black Santas who distribute gifts to children all over the world.
But there is a secret behind the company… And then comes the crisis of Christmas!
Can Miharu and his friends bring happiness to the children of the world on Christmas night?
Source: Official Website