Sentai Filmworks licenses Live-Action School-Live! Film, 4-episode prequel – News
Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has obtained a license for the live-action film from Norimitsu Kaiho and Sadoru Chibait is School Live! (Gakko Gurashi!) manga and the film’s four-episode live-action miniseries prequel Gakko*** School-Live! Another story (Gakkō XXX ~Mō Hitotsu no Gakkō Gurashi!). The company will release the film and miniseries on home video and release them to select outlets in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. .
The film opened in Japan in January 2019, after a delay from fall 2018. The film’s miniseries prequel debuted on Amazon Prime Video in Japan in January 2019.
Issey Shibata (Real Onigokko) directed and wrote the script for the film.
The cast of the film are all members of idol subgroups group Last Idol, which includes Nanami Abe (LaLuce) as Kurumi Ebisuzawa, Midori Nagatsuki (LaLuce, Chou Cream Rockets) as Yuki Takeya, Wakana Majima (Someday Somewhere) as Yūri Wakasa, and Rio Kiyohara (Someday Somewhere) as Miki Naoki.
The miniseries is an original story featuring Hinako Sakurai, Rena Takeda, Ei Morisako, Mio Yukiand Nonoka Ono. The story centers on various students at the private Megurigaoka High School, including a pair of third-graders who planned to enter a contest with their documentary film, two second-graders who are childhood friends but have a strained relationship, and a third-year student who worries about having different views from her friends. Ono reprises her role from the film as Professor Megumi (“Megu-nee”).
Kaihō and Chiba launched the manga in Manga Time Kirara Before in 2012 and ended the series in November 2019. The manga’s 12th and final compiled volume shipped in January 2020.
Yen Press released the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Meet the members of the School Living Club! There’s shovel(?) Kurumi Ebisuzawa, big sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura and, last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just an average after-school organization where girls hang out, have fun… and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse. NBD.
The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in July 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in June 2017 with an English double. HIDIVE also streams the series with English subtitles and with English double.
Source: Sentai Filmworks