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Live-Action Your Lie in April Film's Teaser Reveals September 10 Opening

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kento Yamazaki, Suzu Hirose star in film based on Naoshi Arakawa's manga

The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa's Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga opened a website for the film on Friday, which began streaming a teaser for the film. The video reveals the film's September 10 opening date.

Kaori: Friend A, I name you as my accompanist.
Text: The tear-filled youth love story finally gets a film.
Text: The naive and bright violinist.
Text: The genius pianist who can no longer play the piano.
Kōsei: I can't play.
Kaori: Just try it.
Kaori: Let's just leap forward as hard as we can!
Kōsei: You're the embodiment of free-spirited, aren't you?
Text: But she...
Text: Has a secret she can't tell anyone.
Narrator and Logo: Your Lie in April

The film stars:

Kento Yamazaki (Orange live-action film's Kakeru, Death Note live-action series' L) as Kōsei Arima

Suzu Hirose (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku's Chihaya, Umimachi Diary live-action film's Suzu) as Kaori Miyazono

E-girls all-female pop group member Anna Ishii will play Kōsei's childhood friend Tsubaki Sawabe, and Taishi Nakagawa (Ao Oni ver.2.0's Hiroshi, Minami-kun no Koibito ~my little lover live-action series' Minami) will play Ryōta Watari. Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu and Kiyoku Yawaku live-action romance film director Takehiko Shinjō is directing off scripts by Strawberry Night live-action series scriptwriter Yukari Tatsui.

In the original manga's story, the two characters are junior high school students, but Kōsei and Kaori will be second-year high school students in the film. Yamazaki and Hirose began practicing piano and violin about half a year before the start of filming.

A television anime series adaptation of Arakawa's manga premiered in 2014. Aniplex of America streamed the anime on the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, and Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan. The company plans to release the series with an English dub, with the first Blu-ray Disc volume on March 29, and the second volume on May 31.

Arakawa's original shōnen manga follows Kōsei Arima, a former child prodigy who lost his ability to play the piano when his mother died. His daily life is monochrome, but it begins to gain color when he meets a female violinist by chance. Kaori Miyazono is an audacious go-getter who is overflowing with personality. Enchanted by the girl, Kōsei starts to move forward with his own legs at the age of 14.

Image © Naoshi Arakawa/Kodansha

Source: Comic Natalie

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