Higanjima Deluxe, the film adaptation of Higanjima is set to debut on October 15 in Japan. Promotional posters and the first teaser are available now, featuring the tag line “The Last Boss is my Older Brother.”
The story was first adapted into a live-action film in 2010, and then a TV drama. TV cast members Shunya Shiraish and Ryohei Suzuki return for the upcoming film, reprising their roles as the main character and older brother.
The TV drama, released in 2013, also has a follow-up in the works.
The 2016 film is directed by Takeshi Watanabe, known for the Nekozamurai series. The screenplay was co-written by Sakichi Sato, of Ichi the Killer, and Hidehiro Ito of Doreiku – Boku to 23-nin no Dorei.
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Crunchyroll – “Higanjima Deluxe” Film Teaser Confirms October 15 Release