Rin Mikimoto's Kyō no Kira-kun Manga Gets Film Adaptation

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Upcoming issue of Bessatsu Friend to feature messages from actors Taishi Nakagawa, Marie Iitoyo

The cover of the August issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine that is listed on the Amazon retailer site has revealed that Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga series Kyō no Kira-kun (Today's Kira-kun) is getting a film adaptation that will open in Japan on February 25.

While the cover doesn't specify if the film will be live-action or anime, it does state that the issue will feature messages from Taishi Nakagawa and Marie Iitoyo regarding the film. Nakagawa starred as Kiyoshi in the live-action Prison School television series, and will play Ryōta Watari in the upcoming Your Lie in April live-action film. Iitoyo played Tsuruko in the live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special and Kira Asō in the live-action Mars television series and film.

The July issue of Bessatsu Friend had teased that the manga would have an important announcement in the August issue. The August issue will officially ship on July 13.

The story follows an eccentric girl named Nino who keeps a parrot on her shoulder and a carouser named Kira who passes his days with nonsense. Nino and Kira's houses are next to each other but they have never spoken, until one day Nino finds out Kira's secret and their fates intertwine.

Mikimoto launched the series in Bessatsu Friend in 2011, and ended the series in August 2014. Kodansha published the manga's ninth and final compiled volume in October 2014.

Mikimoto's shōjo manga series Kin Kyori Renai received a live-action film adaptation in October 2014.

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