That’s right dear Readers, your eyes are not deceiving you. That right there is Aoi-chan, our lovely main girl from the Schoolgirl Complex Movie. And the one alongside her is Model/Actress Nakajo Ayami.
Now I never played any Project Zero games (Or Fatal Frame as the Americans like to call it because original names are too beta for them apparently) and the only game in the series I am familiar with is the second instalment Crimson Butterfly (The one with the twins), for obvious reasons I hope. I did not play that game as well but there is a great walkthrough on youtube from a Japanese female fan that I sat through none-stop because it was just awesome and hearing the girl go fangirl mode at the yuri undertones was a treasure.
And so, I know nothing of importance about the other games in the series. But from what I gather from Wiki, the first game (which is this one) has no yuri whatsoever. From what I understood, Miku our heroine (who has to be Aoi with that short hair) goes to a certain mansion in the search of her brother. Turns out he was being held hostage by someone there, a ghost of a woman I think, and the reason being that Miku’s brother reminded the ghost (Kirie) of her former lover.
Now take that story in and then have a look at those first on-set images.
If we are to believe that the movie follows the story of the game to the letter, something looks waay off. First of all Kirie should be way older, if they are talking about things like lover and former, right? Also the setting here looks more like it was set in a school than a mansion during none-school days. Also from the looks of things, the ghost looks to be more fond of Miku there, am I right?
So which begs the question, what is the movie really going to be about story wise? Are we going to get a few changes? And if so, will the fans (a lot of fans since that game was really popular) accept the change? I find it hard to believe that they would complain if we get a yuri take on things. I mean you would think that the brother would be a major player in the cast but from the sites I’ve seen so far, he hasn’t been that important to mention.
Oh well, I will wait for the trailer and more information but I sure hope the story is not the same in the game which is about a vengeful spirit that wants Miku’s brother for herself. Looks more to me like the ghost wants Miku instead from the movie stills and I hope that’s what we get.
Any way, I wasn’t expecting to see Aoi-chan so soon, and in another role that promises to be awesome. And it’s too early but I hope they are gonna make a sequel. MikaRika for the twins roles please Japan, I beg of you, that is if you are making a Crimson Butterfly movie.
Did I mention how 2014 is one surprise of a year?
Sorry, just found more information on AsianWiki. Looks like the movie’s storyline is not going to be anywhere near that of the original game. According to them, here is the plot…
At an all girls’ high school located in a mountain village, Aya (Nakajo Ayami) lives in a dormitory at the school. One day, she sees a vision of herself dying and becomes shocked. From that moment, she is unable to leave her dorm room. Other students begin to see a female ghost within the dormitory. Girls begin to disappear one by one. The girls that went missing all saw a picture of a girl who looked like Aya before they disappeared.
Michi (Morikawa Aoi) lives in the same dormitory as Aya. Michi’s friend Kasumi disappears right in front of Michi. Michi thinks all the disappearances maybe caused by Aya. Michi tries to talk to Aya through her dorm room door. Soon, Kasumi’s body is found.
So very different from the game. Not only is the story a bit different but the characters and their names are not the same. Also as i suspected, this is going to be set in a school (well, dormitory) and no boys…YES!
Gonna be painful ( BAD END) but really, that is expected in a horror movie, especially with ghosts involved. I can’t wait for the trailer. I am sure it’s going to drop any moment now seeing as this movie is gonna be released in September.