It is officially confirmed today on August 27 that 21-year-old Ryosuke Yamada, a member of Johnny & Associates' boys idol group Hey! Say! JUMP, will play Nagisa Shiota in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga. Yamada is currently starring in Kindaichi Case Files N (neo), the latest live-action TV drama adaptation of the long-running popular mystery manga series, as the protagonist Hajime Kindaichi.
The announced cast:
Ryosuke Yamada as Nagisa Shiota
Masaki Suda as Karma Akabane
Maika Yamamoto as Kaede Kayano
Seika Taketomi as Rio Nakamura
Mio Yuuki as Yukiko Kanzaki
Miku Uehara as Manami Okuda
Kippei Shiina as Tadaomi Karasuma
*The alien teacher Korosensei will be created with CGI
(image via: Eiga.com)
47-year-old Eiichiro Hasumi, who is best known for his works for the Umizaru series based on Shuho Sato's
rescue diver team manga, directs the highly-anticipated film adaptation. The filming is scheduled to begin
on August 31, then to end in the middle of October. An open set for the film using a former elementary
school is now in the middle of construction in the suburbs of Kanto.
The live-action film Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom hits Japanese theaters in March 2015.
(C) 2015 Yusei Matsui/Shueisha, Movie "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu" Production Committee