The official website of Bungo Stray Dogs the BEAST movie, the first live-action film inspired by the Bungo Stray Dogs manga series created by Kafka Asagiri (story) and Sango Harukawa (arts), released a visual poster and full 90-second trailer featuring their theme song “Tokei Mawari no couple” (Torque clockwise) carried out by the two-member unit GRANRODÉO.
Visual of the poster with a slogan: “The ‘beast’ inside you will awaken.”
GRANRODEO previously performed the OP Hanime themes for the first and third seasons of the Bungo Stray Dogs Animated TV series in 2016 and 2019, as well as the theme song of the animated feature film Bungo Stray Dogs – Dead Apple in 2018. And its singer KISHOW / Kisho Taniyama voiced Chuya Nakahara, one of the main characters of the animated series.
KISHOW says, “It’s amazing that BunSto finally has a live action movie! Thanks for promoting GRANRODEO again! (laughs). I wanted to create an abstract atmosphere with the lyrics, so hopefully the song and the listeners can interpret it in their own way. I’m a Chuya fan (laughs), so go for it–! “And e-ZUKA / unit guitarist Masaaki Iizuka adds,” I’m happy to be able to be part of the BunSto franchise for the fourth time! This time I tried to express the contrast between the righteousness and the evil that are exchanged in the song. I think we were able to create an interesting song unique to the film version. Hope you like it! ”The song will be available digitally on the day the film is released in Japan on January 7, 2022.
The Hanime film is based on the manga derived from the series illustrated by Shiwasu Hoshikawa, which takes place in a parallel world where the main character, Atsushi Nakajima, and his nemesis, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, belong to opposing organizations. All of the main cast in the Bungo Stray Dogs drama series, including Yuuki torigoe like Atsushi Nakajima and Shohei Hashimoto as Ryunesuke Akutagawa, reprise their roles.
Yen Press, publisher of the english edition of the manga describes his synopsis as below:
In the world of Bungo Stray Dogs, Ryuunosuke Akutagawa is infamous for being one of the most dangerous members of the port mafia. But what if his past had turned out differently …? When Dazai decides to drop an orphaned Akutagawa, the boy ends up being recruited by none other than the Armed Detective Agency! With his sister still in the clutches of the Mafia, Akutagawa will stop at nothing to get her back. However, the main operative of the port mafia, the White Reaper, Atsushi Nakajima, stands in his way. As darkness and light collide in a twisted mirror of what might have been, a new story begins to take shape …
The main cast:
- Atsushi Nakajima: Yuuki Torigoe
- Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Shohei Hashimoto
- Gin: Ayaka Konno
- Sakunosuke Oda: Kenshi Taniguchi
- Doppo Kunikida: Teruma
- Rampo Edogawa: Ryoki Nagae
- Junichiro Tanizaki: Kosuke Kuwano
- Kenji Miyazawa: Hitoshi Horinouchi
- Akiko Yosano: Aoi Hirokawa
- Naomi Tanizaki: Akari Saito
- Osamu Dazai: Rui Tabuchi
- Kyoka Izumi: Sakina Kuwae
- Chuya Nakahara: Keisuke Ueda
- Tatsuhiko Shibuzawa: Mitsu Murata
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Yuta Kishimoto
- Ango Sakaguchi: Hirofumi Araki
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