Live-Action One Week Friends Film's Cast, Staff, February 2017 Date Revealed

posted on 2016-03-02 00:00 EST
Haruna Kawaguchi, Kento Yamazaki star in film about girl who forgets her friends each week

The staff for the live-action film of Matcha Hazuki's One Week Friends (Isshūkan Friends.) manga revealed on Wednesday that it has cast Haruna Kawaguchi (Ouran High School Host Club, Say "I love you".) and Kento Yamazaki (Orange, Death Note, Your Lie in April) for the film's main roles, and released a visual from the film featuring the actors. Kawaguchi plays Kaori Fujimiya (seen left in photo below), while Yamazaki plays Yūki Hase.

The film started on principal photography last December。Shōsuke Murakami (live-action Barefoot Gen, Water Boys, Akai Ito) is directing the film, while Yōko Izumisawa (Garo -Goldstorm- Shō) is writing the script. The film will open in Japan in February 2017.

The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.

Hazuki began the manga in 2012, and ended it in January 2015. Hazuki drew a special chapter for the manga last April. Square Enix published the manga's seventh and final compiled book volume last April.

A television anime adaptation premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for digital and home video release in North America.

Hazuki also launched a new manga series titled Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame Ni in Gangan Joker last October.

Source: Comic Natalie

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