A live-action movie for Hikaru Nakamura’s Black Night Parade comedy manga has been greenlit! A teaser trailer previewing some of the funny moments was also revealed. The movie is set to be released in Japan on December 23.
Yuichi Fukuda, who has been working on many live-action film adaptations of Japanese manga including Hentai Kamen and Gintama, is directing and writing the scripts together with Tetsuo Kamata. Fukuda also worked on the live-action TV drama adaptation of Nakamura’s Saint Young Men manga for three seasons in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The movie stars Ryo Yoshizawa as the protagonist Miharu Hino, Kanna Hashimoto as Shino Hojo, Taishi Nakagawa as Kaizer Tanaka, and Keisuke Watanabe as Teppei Kohira.
▍About Black Night Parade
Created by Hikaru Nakamura, the author of Arakawa Under the Bridge and Saint Young Men, Black Night Parade was first serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump from 2016 to 2019, then moved to the publisher’s Ultra Jump in September 2019. So far seven tankōbon volumes were published in Japan.
The series centers on Hino Miharu, who had no choice but to search for a job after failing his university entrance exam. For the past three years, he’s been working part-time at a convenience store, where he’s scolded by his manager and taken advantage of by his younger co-worker. That is until he finds himself entangled with the black Santa himself, where he is whisked off to his dream job…or so he thinks.
▍ Black Night Parade Live-Action Movie Staff & Production
Original Works: Hikaru Nakamura’s Black Night Parade [Serializing in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump]
Director: Yuichi Fukuda
Screenplay: Tetsuo Kamata, Yuichi Fukuda