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Live-Action Chihayafuru Films Get Sequel

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2nd film opened in Japan on Friday

The staff of the two live-action film adaptations of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga announced on Friday that a sequel has been green-lit. The staff made the announcement at a stage greeting event for the second film Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku (Chihayafuru: Lower Phrase), which opened in Japan on Friday.

TOHO additionally began streaming a digest video on Friday that summarizes the first film.

The first film, Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku (Chihayafuru: Upper Phrase), opened March 19. The films star:

  • Suzu Hirose as Chihaya Ayase
  • Shūhei Nomura as Taichi Mashima
  • Mackenyu as Arata Wataya
  • Yūki Morinaga as Tsutomu Komano
  • Yūma Yamato as Yūsei Nishida
  • Mone Kamishiraishi as Kanade Ōe
  • Jun Kunimura as Harada
  • Mayu Matsuoka as Shinobu Wakamiya
  • Miyuki Matsuda as Taeko Miyauchi
  • Hiroya Shimizu as Akihito Sudō
  • Ryōtarō Sakaguchi as Hiro Kinashi

Norihiro Koizumi (Midnight Sun, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru) directed both films.

Suetsugu launched the manga in Kodansha's Be-Love magazine in December 2007, and Kodansha published the manga's 31st volume on March 11. The series inspired the first 25-episode television anime season from October 2011 to March 2012, and the second 25-episode season aired in Japan from January-June 2013. Additionally, the 22nd volume of the manga bundled an original anime DVD when it shipped in September 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie


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