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Live-Action Blue Spring Ride Film's 2 New Trailers Streamed

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Ikimono-gakari performs "Kirari" theme song for December 13 film

Toho began streaming two trailers for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) manga on Wednesday. Both trailers feature the film's main theme song, "Kirari" (Sparkly) by Ikimono-gakari (Naruto Shippuden, Bleach).

Futaba: Tanaka?
Text: The reunion with her first love
Futaba: I knew it! It is you, Tanaka, right!?
Kō: I'm telling you, my last name is Mabuchi. Kō Tanaka doesn't exist anymore.
Kō: Don't go looking for the old version of me from the past. That's seriously annoying.
Futaba: Why... did he change so much?
Text: He had a secret
Kō: I'm sorry...!
Kō: I thought that I shouldn't smile, since I couldn't forgive my powerless self.
Girl: I'm the only one who understands you, Kō...
Girl: You're pushing the delusion that when you're with Kō, time stops!
Futaba: Kō!
Futaba: Kō... I like you.
Kō: Sorry... I can't date you, Yoshioka.
Toma: Someone who can't think about his own happiness shouldn't think about supporting someone else.
Futaba: I want to bring back Kō's smile.
Shuko: Won't you make it in time?
Futaba: The fragile blue spring (youth) always makes mistakes.

Ko: So, do you...
Futaba: Hm?
Ko: Do you like me or something?
Futaba: Huh?
Futaba: Ko!
Futaba: I don't know! But...! Is the feeling of wanting to know really that bad!?
Futaba: Blue spring (youth) is sweet, bright, and fragile.

The story revolves around Futaba Yoshioka (played by Tsubasa Honda), a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka (played by Masahiro Higashide) in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.

The cast for the film also includes Yua Shinkawa as Shūko Murao, Ryo Yoshizawa as Aya Kominato, Izumi Fujimoto as Yūri Makita, and Yū Koyanagi as Yōichi Tanaka.

Takahiro Miki (Solanin, Hidamari no Kanojo, We Were There) is directing the film off a script by Tomoko Yoshida (Gaku, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru). The film will open in Japan on December 13.

Sakisaka began her Ao Haru Ride manga in the magazine in 2011, and Shueisha shipped the ninth compiled volume in Japan in January. A drama CD written by Sakisaka and featuring the anime's cast will come with the limited edition of the 10th compiled volume of the manga on May 23. The manga was ranked as one of the top 20 shojo manga recommended by professionals in the fields of manga and publishing. Viz publishes Sakisaka's Strobe Edge manga in North America. A television anime adaptation aired this summer.


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