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Live-Action Princess Jellyfish Film's 2nd Trailer Previews Theme Song

posted on 2014-10-09 07:50 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
SEKAI NO OWARI performs "Mermaid Rhapsody" for December 27 film

The official website for the live-action film of Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga began streaming the second trailer on Thursday. The video features the film's main theme song, "Mermaid Rhapsody" by SEKAI NO OWARI.

Narrator: Otaku- The culture that Japan boasts about to the world.
Tsukimi: Um... I'm sure you know plenty well that the raising of jellyfish is very difficult, but-
Clerk: What's up wih your strength!? Police! Police!
Text: Rena Nōnen as jellyfish otaku
Narrator: In a dorm forbidden to boys, what appeared in front of these girls who did not need men, and spent their time increasing their geekiness was...
Writing on letter: A life that needs no men
Tsukimi: She was like a princess...
Kuranosuke: I'm a guy. I'm Kuranosuke. Nice to meet you.
Narrator: A too-beautiful cross-dressing younger brother
Kuranosuke: So, I'll cast some magic on you.
Narrator: And his virgin elite elder brother appear.
Tsukimi: I'm so sorry!
Writing on letter: Death
Text: An increasing threat! The holy apartment might be gone!?
Kuranosuke: Listen to me... The tenants of Amamizu have not even one millimeter of intent to leave this apartment! We'll all buy this building from you!
Tsukimi: I feel that if I have everyone's power, we can do something even more amazing! Please!
Narrator: First-rate entertainment filled with laughs, tears, and moe from Cinderellas who are too geeky.
Kuranosuke: You guys take a good look at the moment this world changes.
Narrator: Kuragehime
Tsukimi: Putting our otaku lives on the line, we are deployed!

The cast for the film will star:

  • Rena Nōnen (Amachan, Hot Road) as jellyfish-obssesed otaku Tsukimi Kurashita (leftmost)
  • Masaki Suda (Kamen Rider W, High School Debut) as cross-dressing Kuranosuke Koibuchi (top center)
  • Hiroki Hasegawa (Second Virgin, Why Don't You Play in Hell?) as Shū Koibuchi, who is scared of women (top right)
  • Chizuru Ikewaki (The Cat Returns, The Piano Forest) as railroad otaku Banba (bottom, fourth from the right)
  • Rina Ōta (The Next Generation -Patlabor-) as Three Kingdoms otaku Mayaya (bottom, third from the right)
  • Singer Tomoe Shinohara (Ghiblies, on-chan Yume Power Daibōken) as Jiji, who is into old men (bottom, second from the right)
  • Azusa Babazono (of the comedy duo "Asian") as Japanophile Chieko (bottom, rightmost)

Taisuke Kawamura (Himitsu no Akko-chan, Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score Part II) is directing the film off a script by Toshiya Ono (Watashi no Yasashikunai Sempai, Gatchaman Crowds, tsuritama, Suite Precure). Kumiko Iijima worked on the costumes for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu before designing the costumes for this movie.

The film will open in Japanese theaters on December 27.

The manga inspired the 2010 Princess Jellyfish television anime series which Funimation released in North America. Funimation describes the story:

Plain, timid and obsessed with jellyfish, Tsukimi is a far cry from her idea of a princess. Her tepid life as a jobless illustrator comes complete with roommates who harbor diehard hobbies that solidify their status as hopeless social rejects. These wallflowers run a tight, nun-like ship, but their no-men-allowed-not-no-one-not-no-how bubble is unwittingly burst after Tsukimi brings home a rescued sea jelly and a beauty queen... who's actually a guy. When the threat of losing their cozy convent inspires this glamour boy to turn the neurotic entourage into a portrait of success, will Tsukimi take her chance to bloom, or will she end up a hot mess?
Higashimura launched the manga in Kiss, Kodansha's manga magazine for female readers, in 2008, and Kodansha published 2.7 million copies as of the 13th compiled book volume last December.

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