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Live-Action Kōdai-ke no Hitobito Film Casts Haruka Ayase, Takumi Saitou

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kiko Mizuhara, Shōtarō Mamiya, Mao Daichi, Masachiki Ichimura also cast for June 2016 film

The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Gokusen creator Kozueko Morimoto's Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga announced the film's cast, crew, and June 2016 premiere date on November 6.

The cast includes (clockwise starting from top row left):

Masato Hijikata (Zettai Kareshi - Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot, Night Head) is directing the film, with scripts by Arisa Kaneko (Densha Otoko).

The story centers around Kie Hirano, a 30-year old female office worker with a large-scale imagination. She gets to know Mitsumasa Kōdai, a handsome colleague, who also happens to be a telepath who can read people's thoughts. Mitsumasa is charmed by Kie's personality, and they start a relationship. Mitsumasa's mother Yūko judges Kie to be unfit to marry her son, but the family matriarch Ann makes Yūko retract the statement. Now Ann teaches Kie how to be a proper lady, and Kie's life becomes intertwined with the Kōdai family.

Morimoto (Kenshūi Nanako, Deka Wanko) launched the Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga in Shueisha's Monthly You magazine in February 2013, after publishing a one-shot "Kōdai-ke no Hitobito" manga in the magazine's December 2012 issue. Shueisha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on September 25.

Morimoto's Gokusen manga has also received multiple live-action adaptations, including three television series in 2002, 2005, and 2008; two live-action television specials in 2003 and in 2009; and a live-action film in July 2009. The manga also inspired a 13-episode TV anime series in 2004. Media Blasters released the anime in North America from 2004 to 2005.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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