As its October 3 premiere draws even closer, TOHO Cinemas is teasing fans about the live-action movie adaptation of the manga about making a manga, Bakuman, as they have started streaming four new TV ads for the movie.

As the movie has a Shounen Jump! theme, several voice actors from some of the manga magazine’s most legendary series have provided their voices for the ads to narrate each video. The first video is titled Friendship, and it is narrated by Mayumi Tanaka, the voice behind One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy.

The second video is titled Effort, and it is narrated by Akira Kamiya, best known for his role as Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star.

The third video is titled Victory, and it is narrated by the great Masako Nozawa, who is the Japanese voice behind Dragon Ball’s Goku.

The final video is titled Love, and it is narrated by the voice actress behind Dragon Ball’s Bulma, Hiromi Tsuru.

Takeru Satoh, who is known for playing Kenshin Himura in the live action Ruruoni Kenshin movies will once again be playing a Shounen Jump! character in aspiring manga artist, Mashiro Moritaka. Playing Mashiro’s manga-writing-partner, Akito Takagi, will be Ryunosuke Kamiki who plays Soujirou Seta alongside Satoh in the live action Rurouni Kenshin sequel movies.

Bakuman poster

The movie will be based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s best-selling manga series about making mangas and is scheduled to premiere in Japan on October 3, 2015.

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