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Takeshi Miike's Live-Action Ai to Makoto Teaser Posted

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Rurouni Kenshin's Emi Takei, Dororo's Makoto Taiga in story by Ashita no Joe's Kajiwara

The Cinema Today website began streaming a 32-second teaser trailer for Takashi Miike's live-action film adaptation of Ikki Kajiwara's Ai to Makoto (Ai and Makoto) romance manga on Thursday.

Emi Takei (live-action Rurouni Kenshin) will play an innocent high school girl named Ai Saotome, and Satoshi Tsumabuki (live-action Dororo, Dragon Head, Ikebukuro West Gate Park) will play the high school delinquent Makoto Taiga in the love story. Kajiwara (Ashita no Joe, Kyojin no Hoshi, Tiger Mask) wrote the original manga with illustrations by Takumi Nagayasu (Mibu Gishiden, The Legend of Mother Sarah) for Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1973 to 1976.

Thirty-six years after its last live-action adaptation, Ai to Makoto will open in theaters across Japan on June 16, 2012. The Ai to Makoto romance manga inspired a live-action television adaptation in 1974 as well as three live-action films in 1974, 1975 and 1976.

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