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Ayame Gōriki Stars in L DK Live-Action Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Adaptation of Ayu Watanabe's shōjo romance manga to open in spring 2014

Actress Ayame Gōriki will star as Aoi in the live-action film adaptation of Ayu Watanabe's L DK shōjo manga. Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine had revealed last month that the manga would be getting a film adaptation, but did not specify the medium at that time. Gōriki will also play Shiori Genpō in next year's Black Butler live-action film, and is also playing Jun in the this year's live-action Gatchaman film. Gōriki also played Yuno Furusaki in the live-action Mirai Nikki - Another: World television series.

Yasuhiro Kawamura (live-action Nodame Cantabile, Himitsu no Akko-chan films) is directing the film, and Yuuko Matsuda (live-action Gokusen series) is handling the scripts. The film is slated to open in Japan in spring 2014, and filming is set to start in the beginning of July.

The manga follows Aoi, a high school girl who lives by herself. Through one circumstance after another, she ends up living under the same roof with the "prince" of her school, Shūsei. (The manga's title is a wordplay on "LDK," the abbreviation for "living room, dining room, kitchen" in Japanese apartment ads.)

Watanabe launched the manga in 2009, and Kodansha will publish the 12th compiled book volume on May 13. The manga has more than 2.7 million copies in print.

Image © Ayu Watanabe / Kodansha, Bessatsu Friend

Sources: Comic Natalie, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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