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Live-Action Ore Monogatari!!/My Love Story!! Film's Cast, Staff, Date Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryōhei Suzuki, Mei Nagano, Kentarō Sakaguchi photographed in costume

The official website of the upcoming live-action film of Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) shōjo romantic comedy manga unveiled the film's main cast, staff, and October 31 premiere date on Tuesday.

The film casts:

Ryōhei Suzuki (Gatchaman) as Takeo Gōda (center in photograph above)
Mei Nagano (Rurouni Kenshin) as Rinko Yamato (right)
Kentarō Sakaguchi (Umimachi Diary) as Makoto Sunakawa (left)

Suzuki made and followed his own training regimen to gain 30 kilograms (over 60 pounds) of weight to portray the role of the two-meter-tall (6.5-feet-tall), estimated 120-kilogram (260-pound) Takeo Gōda.

The film project is helmed by Hayato Kawai (Suzuki Sensei), working off of scripts written by Akiko Nogi (Library War). The film is slated to premiere in Japanese theaters on October 31.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in North America, and the publisher describes the story:

Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

The manga has also inspired an ongoing television anime adaptation from Studio Madhouse that premiered in April. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for home video.

Kawahara (High School Debut) first debuted the original 100-page version of the story in an issue of Bessatsu Margaret Sister in October 2011, but the manga then returned in Bessatsu Margaret as a serialized work with artist Aruko (Yasuko and Kenji) in April 2012. Shueisha is publishing the ninth compiled book volume of the manga on June 25, and Viz published the fourth volume in April.

The series won Best Shojo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2013. Additionally, the series topped the list of Manga for Female Readers in the 2013 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, championferret

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