Chica Umino’s bestselling March Comes in Like a Lion is getting a live-action film adaptation. For the film, Ryunosuke Kamiki will star as Rei Kiriyama, and he gets to show his acting chops in the film’s emotionally-charged full trailer.

They previously revealed the film’s poster visual last November, and it features Kamiki in costume as Rei.

It was also revealed that Shota Sometani will be playing Rei’s rival and close friend, Harunobu Nikaidou. They also revealed the actor in costume as Rei’s self-proclaimed best friend, and he really plumped up for the role.

Is it just me or did Shota Sometani gain a whole lot of weight?! Yes folks, that’s the lead actor of the live-action Parasyte films right there!

Fittingly enough, the March Comes in Like a Lion film will premiere on 18 March 2017. Live-action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy director Keishi Otomo is directing the film, so you could say that it’s in good hands.

Besides the live-action film, the manga also has an anime adaptation currently airing. Shaft is currently animating the March Comes in Like a Lion TV anime, which premiered last October.

Source: Crunchyroll