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11:38 am - 08/01/2012

V6's Junichi Okada Stars in Live-Action Library War Film

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Hiro Arikawa's popular action novel series Library War (Toshokan Sensō) is inspiring a live-action film adaptation with V6 idol group member Junichi Okada (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) and Nana Eikura (Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru) in the lead roles. Okada will play the protagonist Atsushi Dōjō, and Eikura will play the heroine Iku Kasahara. Shinsuke Sato (Gantz, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, The Princess Blade, Sand Chronicles) is directing.


The story is set in a about a future version of Japan. A law threatens to clamp down on freedom of expression in 2019, and Iku joins the Library Defense Force, a military unit dedicated to protecting books from being confiscated. However, she finds that the job of her childhood dreams is harder than she bargained for, especially with her hard-nosed instructor Atsushi.

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The novel series' six volumes have over 2.8 million copies in print. They already inspired two manga series (one in the shōjo magazine LaLa, and another in the male-oriented Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh), a television anime series, and this year's anime film Toshokan Sensō: Kakumei no Tsubasa (Library War: The Wings of Revolution).

Not coincidentally, when the literary magazine Da Vinci held a poll of who readers want in a live-action Library War cast, Okada and Eikura topped the results. Arikawa herself had these two in mind as the ideal cast during the plannings stages.

The live-action film will open throughout Japan during next spring's Golden Week holidays.


Sources: animenewsnetwork | eiga

Still haven't watched the anime Library Wars before...
enneagram_four 1st-Aug-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
how many movies will Okada be in?!
want him in a drama though... just because it's easier to watch :p
j_linker444 1st-Aug-2012 04:05 am (UTC)
currently, 3!
Tenchi Meisatsu (out this month)
Eien no Zero (2013)
and this one.
peyk_ako 1st-Aug-2012 04:45 am (UTC)
uh, isn't that next month? If I remember correctly, it's Sept.
j_linker444 1st-Aug-2012 11:54 am (UTC)
oh yeah its still august my bad haha! 9.15
edneichon 1st-Aug-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
'want him in a drama though... just because it's easier to watch :p'

MTE!!
bitterbee 1st-Aug-2012 04:02 am (UTC)
I love that a character I have a tiny crush on will be played by an actor I have a crush on!
spitfire_bijoux 1st-Aug-2012 04:20 am (UTC)
OKADA IS PERFECT FOR THE ROLE BECAUSE HE'S A SHORTY!

OMG I love love love the anime of this so I have so many feels for the movie!

AND V6 should also do the OST! That would make the coming days of my life absolutely heavenly.

Edited at 2012-08-01 04:22 am (UTC)
cilsi 1st-Aug-2012 06:14 am (UTC)
yes I agree about the relation of this role and his height looool

AND V6 OST.
hhnd_2002 1st-Aug-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
OMG I can't remember how happy I was when Tenchi news first got out, since that was his first main new project (aside from Kokuriko) after SP. Then Eien no Zero and I was like, No wayyyy. And then this... WHAT THE. Heart attack can't believe still in denial etc. Must check out some of the films this director has been involved in.
peyk_ako 1st-Aug-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
although i love the fact that he has a movie and because i liked the anime, does this mean NO V6 concert this year?
itisleezone 1st-Aug-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
Aaawwwww~.. XD
I haven't watched the anime, but I LOVE the manga SO MUCH!!!
Besides I like Okada's acting, I think he n Nana Eikura are so suitable for the role..
So, I'm looking forward to this live-action movie!! Surely! :D
akuma1110 1st-Aug-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Haven't watched the anime before but I love the manga XD~~~~~

And... just my opinion but... Nana's acting skill is kinda...bad so... hopefully, she can deal with the script and level up her skill...

Don't want my favourite manga to be destroyed on TV :"
ohnaganoes 1st-Aug-2012 08:15 am (UTC)
Three Okada movies? omg. XDDD

Time to hunt down the anime and manga.
nalty7 1st-Aug-2012 10:24 am (UTC)
FOR REAL?
The manga is so good.The male character is supposed to be short or at least shorter than the heroine.I think Okada isn't short.
j_linker444 1st-Aug-2012 10:35 am (UTC)
Anime says Atsushi is 165cm - Okada is around 168-170cm
the heroine is 170cm - Eikura is 170cm
nalty7 1st-Aug-2012 10:39 am (UTC)
Oh thanks!I can't wait!
yuui1010 1st-Aug-2012 11:04 am (UTC)
Don't really like the story/manga.
But curious how Okada will play tsundere there^^
peyk_ako 1st-Aug-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
me too. i think he never played one yet.

looking forward to a new side of his acting but i'm mostly excited with him in officers uniform. i have this thing for men in uniforms.
sakurablosom 1st-Aug-2012 11:11 am (UTC)
YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I LOVE THIS SERIES I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE LIVE ACTION!!!!
I approve, I think Okada is going to make an awesome Dojo :'D
emiichan 1st-Aug-2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
I just read this manga few weeks ago and wow, live action!?
I'm so looking forward for this since the manga is good :)
edneichon 1st-Aug-2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Seems like they are perfect for their roles, well then another year without a drama for him~ *sigh*
anyway very happy for both of them~ will have to wait a couple of years to watch most of his movies though
1foxmulder 1st-Aug-2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
3 movies! Okada is on the roll...
Another OST, another V6 single. Thank heavens :D
fangirlingspazz 2nd-Aug-2012 07:34 am (UTC)
Never thought that a library war could be so interesting...<(`^´)>
azraqey 4th-Aug-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
can't wait for this~!
okadaaa~~
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