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Kenshin's Satoh Stars in Kano-Uso Shōjo Manga's Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Live-action film based on Kotomi Aoki's manga to open in December

The two lead roles and the main staff for the live-action adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru manga were announced on Thursday. Takeru Satoh, who played Kenshin Himura in the live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, will play the male lead Aki Ogasawara. Sakurako Ōhara, a 17-year-old high school student who was chosen from an open audition with more than 5,000 applicants, will play the female lead Riko Koeda.

Norihiro Koizumi (Flowers) will direct the film and Tomoko Yoshida (Bokura ga Ita) will write the screenplay. Seiji Kameda (Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Inuyasha theme song arranger) will produce the music.

Filming is planned to run from March to May, and the film will open in December.

The story centers around Aki Ogasawara, a "sound creator" who composes for the popular band Crude Play and earns more than 100 million yen (about US$1.3 million) a year. Despite this, he conceals all of this and calls himself a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). Seeking a life outside of music, he begins seeing a high school girl named Riko Koeda. However, what Aki does not know is that Riko is actually a huge fan of Aki's music. Even with his girlfriend, Aki cannot escape the world of music.

Aoki launched the manga in Cheese! magazine in 2009, and Shogakukan is publishing the manga's eleventh compiled book volume this month.

Source: Comic Natalie

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