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Otoko no Isshō Live-Action Film's Trailer Previews JUJU Theme Song

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Film about woman who gives up on love before meeting 52-year old man premieres at Tokyo Film Festival before February 14 national premiere

Website Cinema Cafe began streaming the first trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Keiko Nishi's Otoko no Isshō (A Man's Lifetime) manga on Wednesday. The trailer features the song, "Hold me, Hold you" by JUJU, who wrote the song specifically for the film.

Tsugumi: In front of me when I had given up on happiness, he suddenly appeared.
Text: The woman who decided she wouldn't fall in love - Tsugumi Dōzono
Text: A 52-year old single college professor - Jun Kaieda
Jun: Think of it as practice, and try being in love with me.
Tsugumi: Excuse me?
Jun: I don't care about what happened in your past.
Tsugumi: Surely, this is a gentle love story that lives snuggling right next to you.
Jun: It was love, so it couldn't be helped.
Tsugumi: Otoko no Isshō

The film will open in Japanese theaters on Valentines Day—February 14, 2015. Before its national debut, it will first premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival, which is being held from October 23 to 31.

The film will star:

Fashion model and actress Nana Eikura as Tsugumi Dozono

52-year old actor Etsushi Toyokawa as Jun Kaieda
Osamu Mukai as Toshio Nakagawa
Sakura Andō as Saki Akimoto
Tomoya Maeno as Satoshi Sonoda
Motoki Ochiai as Takahiro Tomono
Toshie Negishi as Kyoko
Mari Hamada as Sayoko
Yū Tokui as Tamio
Hana Kino as Kayo Sakata
Minami as Female Receptionist
MAYUKO Isawa as Harumi Tomioka
Kentarō Sakaguchi as Nobuo
Chiharu Konno, Erika Asakura, and Ruka Wakabayashi as extras

Ryūichi Hiroki (800: Two Lap Runner, April Bride) is directing the film from scripts by Hiroshi Saitō. Kōji Endō (L♥DK, Limit live-action adaptations) is composing the soundtrack.

The Otoko no Isshō manga was one of ten titles nominated for the Manga Taisho awards in 2010. JManga published two volumes of Nishi's four-volume series Kyudo Boys digitally in English before the the site ended service in May. Nishi's Ane no Kekkon manga ranked at #4 on a list of best manga for female readers in Takarajimasha Inc.'s 2012 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook.

[Via Comic Natalie]

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