Kana Nishino Sings Theme for Film of Shōjo Manga Heroine Shikkaku
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Singer Kana Nishino is contributing her song "Torisetsu" (Manual) for the theme song of the Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer the Heroine) film. The film adapts Momoko Kōda's shōjo manga of the same name. Nishino also sang themes in Soul Eater, Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower, and Chocolate Underground.
The romantic comedy center around a high school girl named Hatori Matsuzaki who firmly believes that she has to marry her childhood friend, Rita Terasaka, someday. Kōsuke Hiromitsu, the most popular boy in school, completes the love triangle. Actress Mirei Kiritani (live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Jigoku Sensei Nube) stars as Hatori (center in photo below). Kento Yamazaki (L DK, Another, 2015 Death Note's L) plays Rita (left), and Kentarō Sakaguchi (Umimachi Diary, My Love Story!!) plays Hiromitsu (right).
Rounding out the cast are (from top left to bottom right in photographs below) Ayano Fukuda (Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo, Harlock: Space Pirate) as Hattori's friend Kyōko Nakajima, Miwako Wakajima (Garo -Makai no Hana-) as Rita's girlfriend Miho Adachi, Maryjun Takahashi (live-action Rurouni Kenshin, Kikaider Reboot) as Emi, Mari Hamada (Modern Choki Chokies, The Cat Returns) as Rita's mother, and Riki Takeuchi (Dead or Alive, Battle Royale II: Requiem, Thermae Romae) as the Cafeteria Guy.
The teaser trailer debuted in March:
Tsutomu Hanabusa (High School Debut, Handsome Suit, Sadako 3D) is directing the film, which will open on September 19. The original manga ran in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine from 2010 to 2013, and Shueisha published 10 compiled book volumes.
Source: Music Natalie