[J-Movie 2012] Liar Game Movie 2
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“Liar Game” to return to the big screen with Matsuda Shota & Tabe Mikako

Good news for fans of the “Liar Game” series and Matsuda Shota, as it was announced today that a second movie will be released next spring. However, with the good news there’s some bad news for fans of Toda Erika and ‘Kanzaki Nao‘, as it was also revealed that young actress Tabe Mikako will be taking over the role of the heroine with a completely new character.

“Liar Game” is based on a popular manga by Kaitani Shinobu and already spawned two live-action drama seasons and one movie, “Liar Game: The Final Stage“. The movie, that provided a satisfying conclusion to the story, was a huge success at the box office and achieved a revenue of 2.36 billion Yen (30.7 million USD). After two years and countless of requests from fans who can’t get enough of the series, it was eventually announced today, that there is going to be a second movie.

In the new movie, Matsuda is going to reprise his role of the genius swindler ‘Akiyama Shinichi‘, as he is going to get dragged into a new ‘Liar Game’. The new game is going to be a modified version of musical chairs, which was created by the same investors who received a huge blow from Akiyama and Kanzaki at the end of the first movie. The said game is said to be one of the most exciting games in the manga, where it was played during the fourth round of the original story.

Together with ‘Sasamiya Yuu‘, a new and original character played by Tabe, Akiyama will once again need to use all of his brilliancy in order to win this epic psychological warfare against the other players and the ‘Liar Game Tournament Office’.

Matsuda commented, “When I think about it now, it was a big blessing for me to have come across the ‘Liar Game’ series. I’m grateful to for being able to experience this feeling once more.”

Tabe commented, “(At first) I was hesitant and thought to myself, ‘Will I really be able to portray Yuu’s fragility and eagerness while challenging the game at the same time?’ Now I’m looking forward to work with the other actors, especially Matsuda, and the the psychological warfare that is going to unfold between us.”

Furthermore, the producers of the show tried to explain differences between the new and the old heroine. They said, “Yuu’s character will be a slightly different to the ‘foolishly honest’ Kanzaki Nao that was played by Toda in the previous works. She is a typical college student, and a pure and innocent girl with a very kind character. It will be interesting to follow her development after being thrown into the world of liars. Her relationship with Akiyama is going to be another highlight of the movie.”

The filming for the new “Liar Game” is planned to begin on October 10th, while the theatrical release is scheduled for March 3rd, 2012.


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Liar Game Manga Gets 2nd Live-Action Film Next March

This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that a second live-action film inspired by Shinobu Kaitani's Liar Game psychological thriller manga will open on March 3, 2012. Shota Matsuda (Hana Yori Dango) will reprise his lead role as the genius Akiyama, while Mikako Tabe (Kimi ni Todoke) will play the heroine Yū in a new game. The manga itself will resume in the magazine in November.

In the original manga, a woman named Nao Kanzaki is caught in a dangerous high-stakes competition known as "Liar Game," and a genius con artist named Shinichi Akiyama (Matsuda) comes to Kanzaki's aid.

The manga launched in Young Jump in 2005, and Shueisha published the 13th compiled book volume last year. The manga already inspired two television seasons with Matsuda in 2007 and 2009, as well as a 2010 film.

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Posted 10/5/11
Wow. They're really trying to milk this franchise for all it's worth, aren't they?
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Why of all actress in Japan the role goes to Tabe Mikako?
oh come on! I saw this girl in Kimi ni Todoke and I guess the characters are all similar so no.

hell no.
although I can do nothing about, but thought of it just can't. blah. whatever.
happy for a second movie.
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Ashida Mana changes her image in “Liar Game” movie



Child actress Ashida Mana (7) is setting aside her cute image to take on her first “villain role.” She has been added to the cast of the “LIAR GAME: Saisei” movie that is being released next year, playing a member of the organization going against the protagonist played by Matsuda Shota (26).

Last month, plans for the new movie were first revealed, with actress Tabe Mikako (22) taking over the heroine role instead of Toda Erika. The movie continues with the story from the previous drama series and movie, as the defeated Liar Game organization revives the game with the goal of getting revenge against the swindler Akiyama Shinichi (Matsuda).

Ashida will play the cool Alice, who works for the organization. It is said that Ashida will be holding back her trademark smile for the role.

The movie is currently filming in Ibaraki. Theatrical release is scheduled for March 3, 2012.


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Posted 11/19/11
Whaaat? Reeally? I'm excited except that the original actress is gone..I hate it when they change cast..
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Posted 11/20/11
I don't like Tabe Mikako.. Why her?? I want my Toda D':
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Cast members of new “Liar Game” movie attend its pre-screening event



On February 9th, a pre-screening event was held for the upcoming movie, “Liar Game -Saisei-“.

“Liar Game” is based on Kaitani Shinobu’s manga, and it was first adapted into a TV drama series in 2007 with Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika as its main leads. The

series broadcasted “Season 2″ in 2009, and in 2010, it also received a live-action movie adaptation called “Liar Game The Final Stage“, making box-office profits of

over 2,300,000,000 yen.

As reported previously, this new movie welcomes a new heroine, Tabe Mikako, as well as new cast members in Ashida Mana, Esumi Makiko, Funakoshi Eiichiro, and Kaname

Jun.

Ashida Mana often plays cheerful roles with her characteristic bright smile, however, in this movie, she plays an stoic ‘Liar Game Tournament’ staff member named

“Alice”, who rarely smiles. Ashida commented, “It was hard not to try to move my eyes and body in order to show the coldness [of this character].”

“Liar Game -Saisei-” is scheduled to be released on March 3rd.




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