GMA News TV to premiere “Bakuman.” live-action film this Sunday

The live-action film starred Rurouni Kenshin's Takeru Satoh and Howl's Moving Castle's Ryunosuke Kamiki.

Terrestrial broadcaster GMA Network has announced that the live-action film adaptation of Bakuman. will premiere on their secondary free-to-air channel GMA News TV this Sunday.

The film will premiere on April 14, Sunday night at 08:00pm, which will air on its “Now Showing” movie block.


©Takeshi Obata, Tsugumi Ohba, Shueisha / “BAKUMAN.” Film Committee

Moritaka Mashiro doesn’t want to follow in the path of his uncle who worked as a manga artist, but ultimately died because of exhaustion. Moritaka Mashiro figures he will graduate from school and work at an office. Things change though when falls in love with a girl at school. The girl, who hopes to become a voice actress, tells Moritaka they can marry, but only after they both achieve their dreams. Moritaka then teams up with fellow classmate Akito Takagi to publish their first manga. (Synopsis from AsianWiki)

Bakuman. is a Japanese live-action film based on the popular slice-of-life manga, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the same team that is also responsible for the Death Note.

The manga ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from August 2008 to April 2012, which has a total of 20 volumes.

Before the live-action film was released in Japan in October 2015, the popular series also released a popular three-season anime series, video game and novel adaptations.


The live-action film was directed by Hitoshi One, which was distributed by TOHO.

The film starred Takeru Satoh, who played “Kenshin Himura” in the live-action film adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, as lead character Moritaka Mashiro, and Ryunosuke Kamiki, who voiced “Markl” in the Studio Ghibli anime film Howl’s Moving Castle, as Akito Takagi.