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Live-Action One Week Friends Film Casts Chōtokkyū Vocalist Takashi Matsuo as Shōgo

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film about girl who forgets her friends each week opens February 2017

The staff for the live-action film of Matcha Hazuki's One Week Friends (Isshūkan Friends.) manga revealed on Wednesday that Chōtokkyū band vocalist Takashi Matsuo (shown below in costume) will play Shōgo Kiryū. Shōgo is the close friend of the male lead character Yūki Hase.

Matsuo joins Haruna Kawaguchi (Ouran High School Host Club, Say "I love you".) and Kento Yamazaki (Orange, Death Note, Your Lie in April), who will play Kaori Fujimiya (seen left in photo below) and Yūki Hase (right), respectively.

The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.

The film started on principal photography last December。Shōsuke Murakami (live-action Barefoot Gen, Water Boys, Akai Ito) is directing the film, while Yōko Izumisawa (Garo -Goldstorm- Shō) is writing the script. The film will open in Japan in February 2017.

Hazuki began the manga in 2012, and ended it in January 2015. Hazuki drew a special chapter for the manga in April 2015. Square Enix published the manga's seventh and final compiled book volume in April 2015.

A television anime adaptation premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for digital and home video release in North America.

Hazuki also launched a new manga series titled Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame Ni in Gangan Joker last October.

Source: Comic Natalie

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