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Live-Action My Love Story/Ore Monogatari's Full Trailer Teases Kiss Scene

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Ryōhei Suzuki practices kissing with Kentarō Sakaguchi in film opening on October 31

The official website for the upcoming live-action film of Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) shōjo romantic comedy manga began streaming the full 95-second trailer and the second teaser trailer on Tuesday. The full trailer features the male lead Takeo saving the female lead Yamato from a man hitting on her. It also features Takeo practicing kissing with his best friend Sunakawa (with plastic wrap between them).

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!

Japanese entertainment news website Natalie has also posted stills from the film. Theaters will begin selling tickets with "Takeo's Earnest Calendar" on Friday, and the full trailer will begin playing in theaters throughout Japan that same day.

The film's main cast includes:

Ryōhei Suzuki (Gatchaman) as Takeo Gōda
Mei Nagano (Rurouni Kenshin) as Rinko Yamato
Kentarō Sakaguchi (Umimachi Diary) as Makoto Sunakawa
Yasufumi Terawaki (Boogiepop and Others) and Yutaka Gōda (Takeo's father)
Sawa Suzuki (Aibō) as Yuriko Gōda (Takeo's mother)

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

Hayato Kawai (Suzuki Sensei) is helming the project, and is working off of Akiko Nogi's (Library War) script. The film will premiere in Japanese theaters on October 31.

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 published the ninth compiled book volume of the manga on June 25, and Viz published the fifth volume on July 7.

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

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