Fuyumi Ono's Ghost Hunt Supernatural Novels Get Live-Action Film
Twins Japan and Kadokawa Shoten announced on Monday that they are producing a live-action film of Fuyumi Ono's Ghost Hunt supernatural novels and Shiho Inada's manga.
Yoshitaka Yamaguchi (assistant director for Yatterman, director for live-action Arcana) will direct the film, which is slated to go into production next month for a planned summer 2014 release.
In the original Ghost Hunt series, high school girl Mai Taniyama encounters Shibuya Psychic Research, a paranormal investigation agency led by a tall, dark, handsome — and, naturally, aloof — teenager (who Mai nicknames "Naru" after the English word "narcissist"). Before long, Mai joins the ranks of the agency, whose associates include a Chinese occultist, a world-famous psychic, a self-proclaimed Shinto shrine maiden, a former Buddhist monk, and a Catholic exorcist.