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Taishi Nakagawa, Marie Iitoyo Star in Live-Action Kyō no Kira-kun Film

posted on 2016-07-08 22:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Live-action Kuragehime's Taisuke Kawamura directs film opening on February 25

Taishi Nakagawa and Marie Iitoyo will star as Kira and Nino, respectively, in a live-action film adaptation of Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga series Kyō no Kira-kun (Today's Kira-kun). Taisuke Kawamura (live-action Kuragehime) will direct the film, and it will open in Japan on February 25.

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 cover of the August issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine that is listed on the Amazon retailer site already revealed the film adaptation. While the cover did not specify if the film would be live-action or anime, it did state that the issue will feature messages from Nakagawa and Iitoyo regarding the 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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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