The new live-action film version of Tatsuo Nitta’s The Quiet Don (Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story) manga was announced by the production team on Wednesday. To promote the movie, a new trailer and poster were released online this week.
There are four episodes planned for the project, the first two of which will debut in Japanese theatres on May 12 and the other two the following week. Riuji Yoshizaki is co-writing the script with Kento Yamaguchi, who is also in charge of the project’s direction and script.
The Quiet Don Trailer And Poster
Accordingly, You can witness a brand-new preview of the project, which is being directed by Kento Yamaguchi and written by Riuji Yoshizaki, below. On Monday, the staff also unveiled the movie’s poster.
The Quiet Don Live-Action Film Cast
The upcoming film will include four “episodes.” On May 12, the first two episodes will debut in Japanese theatres. The following week, the last two episodes will do the same. The movie project is being directed by Kento Yamaguchi, who is also co-writing the screenplays with Riuji Yoshizaki. The live-action flicks were announced by T-Joy in January.
The film’s cast members include:
- Kentaro Ito as protagonist Shizuya Kondō
- Miwako Kakei as Akemi Akino
- Motoko Fukami as Ryūji Naruto
- Hiroki Miyake as Shinpachi Ikura
- Yoshiyuki Tsubokura as Toshizō Hijikata
- Chika Uchida as Ryūko Sakamoto
- Mariko Tsutsui as Tae
- Yutaka Kyan as the head of a soapland establishment
- Susumu Terajima as Takeshi Sakamoto
- Yoshimi Tachi as Utagawa
- Hiroto Honda as Enatsu
- Kenta Kawasaki as Kuge
Takahiro Konishi, Anna Konno, Tsubasa Tobinaga, and Hiroki Suzuki are additional cast members.
The Quiet Don Manga
Shizuya Kond, the sole child of a yakuza leader, leaves the family business to pursue a career as a knickers designer in Nitta’s original manga. Kond accepts to take over the yakuza organization when his father is killed, but only if he continues his day job.
This requires him to keep his illicit activities hidden from his coworkers, including a colleague designer who he is in love with. The original manga has 108 collected book volumes and appeared in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha’s Manga Sunday magazine from 1989 to 2012. The manga was initially released in English by NEC BIGLOBE.
The manga has already been turned into two live-action films from 2000 and 2009, a live-action television show from 1994, and an intermittent live-action video series from 1991 to 2001. In 1991, an OVA adaptation was also influenced by it.
So are you ready for the mafia movie to be released? If yes then grab your seats and sit tight.
Frequently Asked Question
There are four episodes planned for the project, the first two of which will debut in Japanese theatres on May 12 and the other two the following week, and as for the worldwide release it is still not confirmed so fans have to wait for the official news.