The official website of the live action movie of Toshio Sako‘s Usogui (The lie eater) manga announced on Tuesday that the film will have a live-action four-episode companion web series titled Usogui -Kurama Ranko-hen / Kaji Takaomi-hen- (The lie eater -Story of Ranko Kurama / History of Takaomi Kaji). the Digital TV The streaming service will air the series on February 11, the same day the film opens.
The movie director Hideo nakata also directs the live-action series. The series will have the same cast as the film and will focus on the stories of its titular characters.
The film will be released on February 11.
The film stars Ryūsei Yokohama as the protagonist Baku Madarame. Hayato sano plays Baku’s partner, Takaomi Kaji. Hideo nakata (Ring, Dark water, L change the world) directs the film. B’z performs the theme song from the movie “Live”.
The live-action movie was announced in 2016.
The story of Usogui follows a brilliant player named Baku “Usogui” Madarame as he gives his life as a bet for various games.
Sako started on Usogui manga in 2006, and finished it in December 2017. The manga has 49 volumes. Sako launched a derivative manga titled Usogui -Rikkainin Yakô Hikoichi- (The Lie Eater: Referree Hikoichi Yakō) in Weekly Youth Jump on October 7 and finished it on November 25. The main manga inspired a original video animation (OAV) provided with the manga’s 26th volume in 2012.