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Friday, December 02, 2016

Chiba Yuudai to play a 17-year-old and 27-year-old in new movie "ReLIFE"

Chiba Yuudai will be playing the 17-year-old and 27-year-old versions of his character in the new movie "ReLIFE" starring Nakagawa Taishi and Taira Yuna. The movie which is based on the manga by Yayoiso published on comico, has released 6 volumes to date and achieved sales of more than 1.4 million copies. Nakagawa plays the lead character Kaizaki Arata who is a 27-year-old NEET approached by a mysterious man Yoake Ryo from the ReLife Research Institute who offers him the opportunity to go back to his high school days 10 years ago for a limited period of one year as their test subject. During the period, he gradually falls in love with his classmate Hishiro Chizuru (Taira). Chiba will be playing the character Yoake who invites Kaizaki to take part in the ReLife programme. After drinking the medicine which transforms him back to 10 years younger, Yoake observes Kaizaki up close as a senior high school student and supports him during the test period while pointing out things to the latter in a rather sarcastic way.

Chiba commented that the relationship between Yoake and Kaizaki is very interesting because they would behave as if they are same-age friends as times while Yoake would sometimes treat Kaizaki as a younger person. As for playing the 17-year-old version of his character, Chiba said that he would try hard to look convincing in that aspect.

Other co-stars in this movie include Takasugi Mahiro, Ikeda Elaiza and Okazaki Sae. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 15 April 2017.

Sources: Sanspo / Eiga.com

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