Aircraft Carrier Ibuki Live-Action Film Releases Its First Teaser Filled with Tension

The tagline reads: "This place has already become a war zone."

The official website for the forthcoming live-action film based on Kaiji Kawaguchi (Silent Service, Zipang)'s ongoing military manga Kubo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) today posted a first poster visual featuring its two protagonists, Hidetoshi Nishijima as Ryota Akitsu and Kuranosuke Sasaki as Toshiya Niinami, and a 30-second first teaser trailer saying "The 24 hours Japan has never experienced after the World War II."


Teaser trailer



The story is set in a fictional world that Japan Self Defense Force has its first aircraft carrier "Ibuki" and

tells its battle against a military force of unknown nationality that suddenly attacks Japan (unlike the

manga that clearly mentions and illustrates the enemy country, China, the film's description currently

seems to try to avoid it).


In cooperation with journalist Osamu Eya, Kawaguchi has serialized the manga in Shogakukan's biweekly

magazine Big Comic since its 24th issue of 2014. It has printed more than 3.5 million copies with ten

tankobon volumes, and was also chosen as the winner of the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Award's "Best

General Manga" category in 2017.


Nishijima portrays Ibuki's captain Akitsu, alongside Sasaki as vice commander Niinami. 69-year-old Setsuro

Wakamatsu (White Out, Zakurozaka no Adauchi) is attached to direct on a screenplay by Kazunori Ito (Mobile

Police Patlabor, Gamera) and Yasuo Hasagawa (Last Operations Under the Orion, Isoroku). The film is set to

be released in Japan sometime in 2019.



The first poster visual with a tagline "The place has already become a war zone."



Manga tankobon 1st and 10th volume covers



Source: "Kubo IbukI" live-acton film official website / Twitter


© Kaiji Kawaguchi, Osamu Eya, Shogakukan/"Kubo Ibuki" Film Partners


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