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My Love Story/Ore Monogatari!! Film's Ads Preview Theme Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Noriyuki Makihara provides new arrangement of 1993 hit song "No. 1" for October 31 film

TOHO began streaming three new commercials for the live-action film of Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's romantic comedy manga My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) on Wednesday. The commercials preview the film's theme song "No. 1" by Noriyuki Makihara.

Takeo: I love you!
Rinko: Do you like me?
Takeo: I like you. I like you. I like you!
Narrator: This fall, love will flow.
Takeo: I like you a whole lot!
Narrator and Logo: Ore Monogatari!!
Text: Kissing practice!!
Takeo: Let me kiss you.
Makoto: Do it with a cover!

Takeo: We're good friends.
Narrator and Text: You'd want to do everything you can for the person you loved too.
Rinko: You're cool, Takeo.
Makoto: Takeo, you're a cool guy.
Takeo and Logo: Ore Monogatari!!
Takeo: I like you!

Takeo: I love you!
Text: 1st place in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for Female Readers, Best Shojo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards.
Narrator: Takeo Gōda is a men among men that even men will fall in love with.
Text: The hit comic with 4.5 million copies in print gets a live-action movie!
Rinko: You're cool, Takeo.
Takeo: Thank you!
Text: Even though he's still in first-year high school.
Narrator and Logo: Ore Monogatari!!
Takeo: Let me kiss you.
Makoto: Do it with a cover!

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 film's official website previously streamed a trailer and a teaser for the film in August.

The film's main cast includes:

Ryohei 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)

Theaters began selling tickets with "Takeo's Earnest Calendar" on August 28.

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 a television anime adaptation from Mad House that premiered in April. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks 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.

Update: Replaced taken down videos with new ones from TOHO.


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