HKT48's Rino Sashihara Joins 'I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow' Film

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Idol to play main character Shizuo's blunt would-be manga editor in June comedy

Rino Sashihara of the idol group HKT48 has joined the cast of the live-action film adaptation of Shunju Aono's Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake (I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow) manga. Sashihara plays the manga editor Aya Unami (pictured far right).

The story centers on Shizuo, a hapless 41-year-old father of a 17-year-old girl. Shizuo dreams of being a manga creator while spending his days working at a menial part-time job. Shizuo faces the blunt Unami as he tries to convince her to publish his manga.

The film will premiere in Japan on June 15. Shinichi Tsutsumi (SP series, Always: Sunset on Third Street) stars as Shizuo under the direction of Yūichi Fukuda (Yūsha Yoshihiko to Maō no Shiro, One-Pound Gospel, Saru Lock, The 3-Mei-sama: Anime wa Anime de Arissho!, Waimo-kun~Kiiroi Kao Shite Babanban). The acoustic guitar duo Gontiti (Nobody Knows, TO-Y, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou) is scoring the music.

Aono launched the original manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in 2007, and the fifth compiled volume shipped in Japan in September. Viz Media is publishing the series in North America, and the fifth volume is slated to ship on July 16. Aono launched a spinoff omnibus series called Ore wa Motto Honki Dashitenai Dake in December.

Source: Comic Natalie

Images © Shunju Aono, Shogakukan/I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow Production Committee

Update: Video added.

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