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Sometani Shota & Sono Shion team up once again for upcoming drama

December 3, 2012 @ 4:02 am
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It was announced that actor Sometani Shota and filmmaker Sono Shion will team up once again for TV Tokyo's upcoming drama "Minna! Esper dayo!"

Sometani starred in Sono's movie 'Himizu' that allowed Sometani to receive the "MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD" at the 68th Venice International Festival, back in September 2011. Sometani commented, "I was wondering what kind of work it would be, and it was actually a live-action adaptation of manga that is like a total opposite from 'Himizu'.  I think it will be quite interesting. If we categorize it, it would be in a comedy genre, but I am so sure it will be the drama that does not fit in any genre, or even protrudes from any genre." Sono also commented, "Wakasugi-sensei's manga is the best! I will try my best not to ruin the wonderfulness of the original work."

"Minna! Esper dayo!" is originally a popular ongoing manga from Young Magazine written by Wakasugi Kiminori, who is also known as the author of "Detroit Metal City" that has been adapted into live-action movie.

It's a SF comedy that depicts the protagonist, Kamogawa Yoshiro (Sometani), as an ordinary high school student, who suddenly gets an ability to read other people's minds. At the same time, other people in the same town also gain special powers like telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, clairvoyance, precognition, etc.

At first, those espers don't know what to do with their abilities, as they use it for some ridiculous purposes such as trying to sneak a look at girls' underwear, or trying to read the mind of a girl he likes. However, they start getting involved into a battle with an influence that uses the ESP for evil deeds...

"Minna! Esper dayo!" is scheduled to begin airing next spring.

Source & Image: Oricon

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