P to JK Romantic Comedy Manga Gets Live-Action Film
posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Kazuya Kamenashi (live-action Joker Game's Jiro Katō) and Tao Tsuchiya (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends' Misao, live-action Aozora Yell's Tsubasa Ono, live-action Orange's Naho Takamiya) will star in the film as Kōta Sagano and Kako Motoya, respectively. Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, live-action Wolf Girl & Black Prince) will direct the film, and Nami Kikkawa will write the script.
Filming will begin in June and is expected to end in July.
The manga revolves around a first-year high school student named Kako who is a beginner at love, and a handsome policeman named Kōta. The two meet at a mixer and are immediately attracted to each other, but Kōta starts treating her coldly after he realizes she is a high school student. The two decide to get married instead of just date, and after getting Kako's parents' permission, they marry secretly and have a commuter marriage until Kako graduates from high school. The manga follows their trials and tribulations through their marriage.
Miyoshi launched the P to JK manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2013, and Kodansha published the sixth compiled volume of the manga in Japan on January 13. The manga currently has more than 2.1 million copies in print.