Body horror manga ‘Karada Sagashi’ gets live-action adaptation

Written by: Miguel Galang

Published on: August 27, 2021 at 19:12 PHT (GMT+8)


The body horror manga Karada Sagashi by Melzard and Katsutoshi Murase is set to receive a live-action film adaptation in 2022, Warner Brothers Japan announced on Friday.

Japanese actress and former idol singer Kanna Hashimoto will play Asuka Morisaki, a high school student who together with her friends must find the body parts of a mysterious girl.

“Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” director Eiichiro Hasumi is set to direct with Yuki Hara as producer. Production is slated to begin next month in September.


Karada Sagashi was serialized in Shounen Jump+ from September 2016 and concluded in December 2017. It is the adaptation of Welzard’s light novel of the same name first published in 2013.

Karada Sagashi Kai 1/Photo courtesy of CDJapan.

The manga has exceeded 100 million views on the Shounen Jump+ site. It also produced an original net animation (ONA) from Studio Khronos which aired from July to August 2017 and starred Reina Aoyama, Takuya Eguchi, Kana Asumi, and Aimi Tanaka among others.


Karada Sagashi follows Asuka who encounters the ghost of Haruka Mikami who bears a ghastly mission: Asuka must find the girl’s dismembered corpse. She asks the help of her friends who think they are just being pranked. Until strange things start happening to the students of their high school.


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Source: Warner Brothers Japan official Twitter, Karada Sagashi official website

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