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DNW: Kento Nakajima Stars in Live-Action Silver Spoon Film

The Nikkan Sports and Sports Nippon newspapers announced on Wednesday that Hiromu Arakawa's (Fullmetal Alchemist) Silver Spoon farming manga will get a live-action film adaptation next spring. Sexy Zone band member Kento Nakajima (Bad Boys J, Kazoku no Uta) will star in the film as Yūgo Hachiken. Alice Hirose (35-sai no Kokosei, Zekkyō Gakkyū) will co-star as Aki Mikage. Ryūhei Ueshima (Kaibutsu-kun) will play the principal, Nakamura Shidō (Gatchaman, Beck, Death Note) will play Nakajima, the equestrian club adviser, and Tomohiro Ichikawa will play Hachiken's classmate Ichirō Komaba. Nakajima started filming in the city of Obihiro in Hokkaido on Saturday, and he also practiced horse riding and got experience working on a dairy farm to prepare for the role.

Keisuke Yoshida (Cafe Isobe, Triangle) is directing the film with the production companies TBS and Wilco (All About Lily Chou-Chou) and the distributor TOHO.

The Obihiro Tourism and Convention Bureau had posted a casting call for extras on a film project last month that would be shooting this summer in the Tokachi area of Hokkaido in and around Obihiro City. The film will was advertised then as a "portrait of teens set in an agricultural high school."

The anime adaptation of Arakawa's manga used Hokkaido Obihiro Agricultural High School as the model for the fictional Hokkaido agricultural high school. The anime adaptation is currently airing in Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night programming block. Aniplex USA licensed the series for home video, and Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs.

The original manga follows Yūgo Hachiken and his classmates at an agricultural high school in Hokkaido. Many of Hachiken's classmates are from farming families, but Hachiken is from the city and is not used to farm life. The manga won last year's Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award, last year's Booklog award, and this year's Shogakukan Manga Awards in the boys' category. The manga is currently running in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine and Shogakukan published the eighth compiled volume last month.


Just to make things clear, I DO NOT hate NakaKen, he's actually my favorite in SZ. I personally just don't want him being Hachiken.
hidders 7th-Aug-2013 03:09 am (UTC)
Interesting... I hope Kento doesn't do the spoof-acting he did in BBJ again. He can act really well (Umareru.) so I hope it's more like that.
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
silver spoon is very comedic so now I really don't want this.
sarachii 7th-Aug-2013 03:41 am (UTC)
What do you mean you dont like Nakaken as Hachigen :O

Sorry for asking. I dont know the Manga/Anime's set up and all XDD
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Nakaken always come off as really serious and a little uptight to me. Hachiken is not like that at all. I know actors can set aside their personal lives and step out of their comfort zone, but he's too young in the business for me to trust him to do that lol
ethereal_limbo 7th-Aug-2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
hachiken is exactly like that
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
I dont see him that way, when I mean uptight and serious I mean like Levi from SnK, or Gareki from Karneval (but to a lesser extent in NakaKen's case), Hachiken is nothing like that, he's a goofball at times and I don't see NakaKen as a goofball
mrstaguchi100 7th-Aug-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
I love this show so much...can't wait!
hyosshi 7th-Aug-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
I love this series so much. I hope it survives a film though.
I agree with the OP, NakaKen as Hachiken worries me a bit...
But I'll wait for a trailer and decide then.:)
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 05:05 am (UTC)
for some reason I want to thoroughly discuss the pizza episode with everyone
hyosshi 8th-Aug-2013 05:38 am (UTC)
I just watched that one. It's so cuuutee! It's the best one so far.
I liked how Hachiken just stuffed that entire piece of pizza in one bite.
I'm looking forward to seeing skinny Tamako
dgm_allenwalker 7th-Aug-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
I really do hope the drama will be good. I doubt the main chara in the drama will ever be that...good...

kyun_spark 7th-Aug-2013 05:07 am (UTC)
Wasn't NakaKen the one who afraid of getting tan and use umbrella everywhere he go? It's a very brave move for him then... :D
myharu 7th-Aug-2013 05:22 am (UTC)
yup that is him lol
helios_blue 7th-Aug-2013 05:35 am (UTC)
I just started reading the manga, I'm on chapter 14 now.
Damn, it's really good.
I think it's better if they can make it into a TV series though.
I've only watched Kento on Umareru and he looked so ahead of his real age (I thought he was 20-ish).
I wonder if he can pull this off...
ktf_104 7th-Aug-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
I agree. Nakaken wouldn't exactly fit Hachiken well....because I guess he's not your average-every day person. He's good looking, where as Hachiken is....

How should I say it? Some no name actor with a bunch of talent is what is needed to play the main character....probably won't get high ratings that way though.

That being said, his acting in Umareru was amazing.
kanpekilife 9th-Aug-2013 05:29 am (UTC)
this good comedy anime.. i hope Nakaken can play Hachiken well..:\
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