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Takahiro Miki's live-action film adaptation of Yuuki Obata's We Were There (Bokura ga Ita) shōjo romance manga will be two films with Toma Ikuta (Akihabara @ DEEP) and Yuriko Yoshitaka (Gantz) in the lead roles. The story follows a girl named Nanami Takahashi (Yoshitaka) as she struggles with her decade-long relationship with Motoharu Yano (Ikuta), her high school's most popular boy who has his own issues from his past.
The Sankei Sports newspaper reports that the two films will be first Japanese films to open one right after the other; they will launch next spring within a month of each other. However, the Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider The Movie: Chō Den-O Trilogy had a similar release last year.
The 14 volumes of the manga has sold over 10 million copies in Japan since 2002. Viz Media is publishing the 12th volume in North America this month. The manga already inspired a television anime series from Artland in 2006.
Source: Sankei Sports