So Cute It Hurts/Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! 3DS Opening Previews Original Character

posted on by Karen Ressler
Gō Ikeyamada's shōjo manga inspires August 27 game

Happinet Games began streaming the opening movie for its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Game Demo Kyun-Moe MAX ga Tomaranai (*´ェ'*) (Kobayashi Is So Cute That It's Painful! Heart-squeezing Moe Max Won't be Stopped Even Though It's A Game (*´ェ'*)). The video introduces the main cast, including game-original character Erio Falcone.

The game inspired by Gō Ikeyamada's Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! (So Cute It Hurts!!) manga will ship in Japan on August 27. Those who pre-order the game will receive a telephone number, which allows them to converse with Aoi Sanda (played by Daisuke Ono). During the call, Erio Falcone (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) will also make a cameo.

The game's cast includes:

  • Ayahi Takagaki as Megumu Kobayashi and Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • Daisuke Ono as Aoi Sanada
  • Yū Serizawa as Azusa Tokugawa
  • Shouta Aoi as Chiharu Uesugi
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Erio Falcone, a game original character designed by Ikeyamada

The cast, aside from Suzuki, is returning from the drama CD adaptation. Ono also starred in the original video anime that were bundled with the third and sixth volumes of the manga.

Ikeyamada is supervising the game's story and characters, and the game will feature original scenarios for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day.

The manga's story revolves around twin brother and sister Mitsuru and Megumu Kobayashi who switch places and attend the other sibling's school. Things get strange when Megumu realizes that the school that her popular brother Mitsuru had been going to was in fact a school for delinquents. When attacked by a group of bullies, she meets a mysterious boy with an eye patch.

Ikeyamada began the manga in Shogakugan's Sho-Comi magazine in August 2012. Shogakugan released the 11th compiled volume of the manga on April 24. Ikeyamada revealed in the 10th volume that the manga was entering its final arc with the 11th volume.

Viz Media revealed last October that it had licensed the series for North America under the title So Cute It Hurts!!. The company plans to release the first volume in June.

[Via Siliconera]

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