WB Uploads Opening Scene From Live-Action Film ‘Usogui’


There are many types of stories in entertainment. Of these, stories that include slice-of-life dramas have always been something that resonated with viewers. However, stories that include tons of action with a mix of drama have always been intriguing to watch. These stories are often able to keep their audience spellbound. When we’re introduced to a smart, witty character who enjoys challenging dangerous people in a world that includes the mafia and corrupt organizations, we can’t help but want to know more. Usogui is a film that introduces us to such a story. As the Usogui Live-Action adaptation was recently released, its opening scene was uploaded by the production team.

Usogui or The Lie Eater is a manga by Sako Toshio. It was first released on May 11, 2006 and continued until December 21, 2017. Usogui had announced a live-action adaptation in 2016. This was the announcement regarding their 10th anniversary celebration. Recently, they released the opening scene clip that shows us the intensity of the film.

What is Usogui talking about?

Usogui is a story that revolves around the game. Baku Madarame, the main character, is a gamer. However, he is not a regular player but is considered the best at taking on powerful and strong opponents. In this gambling world, people not only bet money or valuables, but also go so far as to bet their own lives.

This world involves a third-party organization and club responsible for controlling all players. This organization is called “Kagerou”. Baku has set itself the goal of reaching the top of this organization in order to take control of it. All this while trying not to get killed.

Usogui: Live Action Movie

In December 2021, the movie’s official website released the movie poster along with the trailer. In the trailer, B’z’ song “Live” was revealed to be the film’s theme song. Usogui, the live-action movie, was released on February 11, 2022. This movie did pretty well in theaters as it ranked number 5 in its opening week.

Cast and crew

The live-action film is directed by Hideo Nakata and is distributed by Warner Bros. Japan. Nakata is best known for the films Dark Water and Ringu. Playing the role of the genius player as well as the main protagonist, Baku Madarame is Ryusei Yokohama. Ryusei Yokohama is best known for his leading role in the movie “Your Eyes Tell”. It was also part of the DCU series.

Usogui Live Action
Usogui – Poster

This genius player has a partner named Takaomi Kaji, who is played by Hayato Sano. Kaito Sakurai plays the character of Soichi Kiruma, who is the head of the Kagerou club. The character Ranko Kurama, another member of Kagerou, as well as the head of Kurama-gumi, an illegal casino, is played by Mai Shiraishi. Other characters include Kiro Mekama, Reo, Wataru Kusanami, Masahiro Onodera, Hikoichi Yako, and Ikki Sadakuni. These characters are played by Kanata Hongo, Win Morisaki, Ryo Kimura, Shingo Tsurumi, Hirouki Murakami and Shohei Miura respectively.

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Usogui Live-Action Opening Scene Released

The film’s distributor, Warner Bros. Japan released the opening scene of Usogui. The opening scene itself is enough to hook viewers into the storyline. It opens with an aerial view of the city where Baku Madarame and Soichi Kiruma can be seen sitting on the terrace of a tall building surrounded by bodyguards and other powerful people. Madarame then offers to place a bet with Soichi Kiruma, who is busy playing with a Rubix’s Cube. This bet is on whether or not a plane will fly over them within the next hour.

However, a member of Kiruma’s group hijacks the direction of all the planes that were going to fly overhead, ultimately causing Madarame to lose the bet. This results in Madarame being held at gunpoint as we watch the bullet fire and the screen black out.

Recent News

Although the film was a success, the production team had other surprises in store for fans. A live web series consisting of 4 episodes aired the same day the film debuts. This series is called “Usogui -Kurama Ranko-hen and Kaji Takaomi-hen” or The Lie Eater – The Story of Ranko Kurama and the Story of Takaomi Kaji.

As the name suggests, this series will revolve around the characters Ranko Kurama and Kaji Takaomi. These episodes air on the dTV streaming service.

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