Chika Umino drew the actor that will protagonist in the upcoming live-action movie 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) as Rei Kiriyama.
Ryuunosuke Kamiki will be playing Rei Kiriyama, a 17 year-old professional shogi player. The illustration by Umino was drawn from a photo of Rei (Kamiki) as he is lost in thought standing by the riverside. The advance ticket for this two-part movie will go on sale January 14, 2017. For those who buy this ticket, a clear file folder with the illustration and photo of Rei will be given as a gift. Only twenty thousand people will have the chance to receive this folder. The original copy of the illustration will be displayed at the traveling exhibition ‘The World of Chika Umino ~Honey and Lion~’ in Hakata Hankyu Department Store from December 23, 2016 to January 3, 2017.
3-gatsu no Lion is part of MANGA.TOKYO’s episodic anime reviews for Fall 2016.
‘The World of Chika Umino ~Honey and Lion~’
Term: December 23, 2016 (Fri) – January 3, 2017 (Tues), 10:00 – 20:00
※Last Entrance 19:30
Place: Fukuoka Prefecture, Hakata Hankyu Department Store
Entrance Fee: 800 yen for adults
600 yen for university/high school students
300 yen for junior high school students
※free for children of elementary age or younger