Live-Action Kin Kyori Renai Film's Trailer Streamed
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga Kin Kyori Renai began streaming the first full trailer on Saturday. The below video includes the full trailer and the teaser trailer posted last month.
Former NEWS group member Tomohisa Yamashita (Kurosagi, Dragon Zakura, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Ashita no Joe) will star in the live-action film as tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) teacher Haruka Sakurai. Commercial actress Nana Komatsu is making her film debut as Yuni Kururugi. Nozomu Kotaki (Kamen Teacher) will play Ikuhaba, a former delinquent and Yuni's classmate who is also in love with her. Mizuki Yamamoto (Black Butler, Zekkyō Gakkyū) will play Kikuko Nanami, Yuni's classmate and the only one who understands her. Additionally, Asami Mizukawa (Nodame Cantabile, Dark Water) will play Sakurai's ex-girlfriend Mirei Takizawa, Hirofumi Arai (live-action Space Brothers, Kiki's Delivery Service) will play Yuni's cousin and Haruka's fellow teacher Akachi, Kazuma Sano will play Nanami's boyfriend Saki Satō, and Seika Furuhata will play Mei Yoshida, who is also attracted to Haruka and is hostile toward Yuni.
Live-action Kimi ni Todoke director Naoto Kumazawa is directing the film, which will open in Japan on October 11. Yukiko Manabe (Wild Life) is handling the script, Gorou Yasukawa (Kimi ni Todoke, Another) is composing the music, and hiroo Yanagida (Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru) is in charge of cinematography.
A live-action television adaptation titled Kin Kyori Renai ~Season Zero~ that tells an all-new story about the manga's protagonist Haruka when he was in high school premiered in Japan on July 19. Johnny's Jr. male idol group member Aran Abe will play Haruka before the character becomes a teacher in the manga and film's story. Japanese rock band Sakanaction will perform the theme song "Hasu no Hana" (Lotus Flower) that will be used for both works.
Mikimoto's original manga depicts the love story between the handsome tsundere teacher Haruka and the super cool genius female high school student Yuni. Haruka toys with every woman he sees — including Yuni — striking a balance between his cold demeanor and harsh language and actions that make women's hearts throb.
Mikimoto launched the series in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2008, and Kodansha published the 10th and final compiled volume in 2011. Yui Tokiumi's novel adaptation shipped in Japan in July.