Minami Hamabe (Emma): "When I first heard the song, I felt like I had a clear view of the world of the live-action film."
The official website for the forthcoming live-action film adaptation of Kaiu Shirai (story) and Posuka Demizu (art)'s dark fantasy shonen manga Yakusoku no Neverland / The Promised Neverland has posted a 90-second full trailer featuring its theme song "Tadashiku Narenai" (I can't be right) performed by a Japanese rock group Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni. / ZUTOMATYO.
The unit started its activities by posting its first music video "Byoushin wo Kamu" on YouTube in June 2018, then released their major debut mini-album "Tadashi Itsuwari kara no Kishou" from EMI Records in October of the same year.
20-year-old Minami Hamabe (Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui), who is cast as the film's protagonist Emma, says, "I have loved Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni.-san's worldview and listened to their songs, so it was reassuring that they provided a theme song for the world of YakuNeba. The theme song 'Tadashiku Narenai' exactly depicts Emma and her friends who are resisting the environment. When I first heard the song, I felt like I had a clear view of the world of the live-action film. I can't wait to see the film that will be completed when the theme song is played at the end of it. Thank you for the wonderful music."
The live-action film adaptation is directed by 47-year-old Yuichiro Hirakawa, who previously worked on the live-action film adaptation of Kei Sanbe's mystery manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi / Erased in 2016, on a screenplay penned by his Erased partner Noriko Goto. It is set to be released in Japan on December 18, 2020.
90-second full trailer:
Main poster visual:
Collaboration illustration of the same composition by the manga's illustrator Posuke Demizu:
- Emma: Minami Hamabe (19/Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui)
- Ray: Kairi Jo (13/Hiromi Sugita in childhood in Erased)
- Norman: Rihito Itagaki (18/Another Kikai in Kamen Rider Zi-O)
- Mom Isabella: Keiko Kitagawa (Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live-action TV show)
- Sister Krone: Naomi Watanabe (32/comedian)
© Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu/SHUEISHA
© 2020 Movie "The Promised Neverland" Production Committe