Based on the popular children’s story “Obake Zukan” written by Hiroshi Saito and illustrated by Etsuyoshi Miyamoto, the upcoming Japanese fantasy adventure film ‘Ghost Book’ (Native title: おばけずかん) follows a group of kids who happen to find a mysterious book that will fulfill their wishes, but they must challenge and pass the trials of their lives.
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, ‘Ghost Book’, aka Ghost Book Obakezukan, is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 22, 2022. The film is expected to be a fascinating one for kids as it is in the children’s storybook series that introduced numerous monsters and spirits.
Sixth-grade elementary school students Kazuki, Taichi, and Sunny have a “wish” they really want to make come true. The boys pray earnestly with their hands at the shrine. Then, suddenly, the wish-granting “Ghost Book” resonates with them and gives them a test. Guided by the magic of the Ghost Book, the boys and their homeroom teacher, Ms. Yohko, wander into a different world where ghosts live. The five try to escape from the world through trial and error. It seems that by catching the ghosts and completing the Ghost Book, their wishes will come true, and they will be able to escape from this world. Thus, the five work together to challenge the scary ghosts. What are the boys’ wishes that they really want to make it come true? - [Source: JFDB]
Here is a trailer for “Ghost Book” (with no English subs)
Native Title: GHOST BOOK おばけずかん
Also Known As: Ghost Book Obakezukan, ゴーストブック おばけずかん
Cast: Jyo Kairi, Fuga Shibazaki, Sonny Mcclendon, Fumika Yoshimura, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yui Aragaki
Screenwriter & Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: July 22, 2022 (Japan)