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Live-Action Aozora Yell Film's Teasers Reveal More of Cast, August 20 Opening

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Film about school concert band casts Arata Horii, Fujiko Kojima, Airi Matsui, more

The official website for the live-action film of Kazune Kawahara's Aozora Yell (Yell for the Blue Sky) manga revealed five new cast members for the film on Wednesday. The new cast includes:

Arata Horii as Yasushi Kido

Fujiko Kojima as Hitomi Kasuga

Airi Matsui as Himari Wakita

Yūna Taira as Akane Sawa

Yuki Yamada as Kōta Usui

Toho also began streaming two teasers for the film, featuring the same footage, but with the first video featuring narration by Tsubasa, and the second video narrated by Daisuke. The videos both reveal the film's August 20 opening.

Tsubasa: How blue the sky is...
Text: The promise between the two of them.
Tsubasa: How I would learn to encounter my dream... By your side, I learned so many things for the first time.
Text: You were there for me.
Tsubasa: And by the time I noticed it, I'd fallen in love.
Tsubasa and Daisuke: Do your best.
Tsubasa and Daisuke: Aozora Yell

Daisuke: I saw it. I would go to Kōshien. You'd be playing the trumpet.
Text: The promise between the two of them.
Daisuke: That's why you shouldn't give up, Ono.
Text: You were there for me.
Daisuke: Let's make our dream come true.
Tsubasa: And by the time I noticed it, I'd fallen in love.
Tsubasa and Daisuke: Do your best.
Tsubasa and Daisuke: Aozora Yell

The site also unveiled a new visual for the film.

The story of the manga centers on Tsubasa, a girl who saw an inspirational brass band performance at the finals of the Japanese high school baseball championships one summer. Tsubasa vows to join the band when she enters high school, and she happens to meet a certain boy there.

The film's main cast includes: Tao Tsuchiya (live-action Ouran High School Host Club's Renge Hōshakuji, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends' Makimachi Misao, pictured center) as Tsubasa Ono, Ryōma Takeuchi (Kamen Rider Drive's Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive, right) as Daisuke Yamada, and Shōno Hayama (live-action Tsuri Baka Nisshi's Shintaro Tsuozumi, younger brother of Tsuchiya's character in Mare television series, left) as Aki Mizushima.

Takahiro Miki (live-action Blue Spring Ride, live-action Solanin) is directing the film, and TOHO Pictures is producing it. The staff is filming the movie from April to May.

Kawahara launched Aozora Yell in 2008 and ended it this past October. Shueisha shipped the 19th and final compiled volume on January 25. The manga has more than 2.5 million copies in print.

The series appeared in a music video for the song "you can do it!" by rookie singer-songwriter Suzu in 2014. Aozora Yell also had an eight-page crossover manga with Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke manga in 2013.

Viz Media released Kawahara's High School Debut in North America, and began releasing Kawahara and Aruko's Ore Monogatari!! under the title My Love Story!! in 2014. A television anime adaptation of My Love Story!! debuted in April 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie


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