P to JK Romantic Comedy Manga's Live-Action Film Adds 7 Cast Members
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
(Clockwise from upper left):
- Mahiro Takasugi as Heisuke Ōgami
- Tina Tamashiro as Mikado Yaguchi
- Aya Ōmasa as Fumi Komori
- Tomorowo Taguchi as Yamamoto
- Jun Murakami as Kako's father
- Rie Tomosaka as Kako's mother
In addition, Daigo Nishihata has also been cast in the film for the role of Jirō Nagakura. The cast will join the leads 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), who play Kōta Sagano and Kako Motoya, respectively.
Filming began in June and is expected to end in July. The film will open in Japan in spring 2017.
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 seventh compiled volume of the manga in Japan on June 13. The manga has more than 2.1 million copies in print.
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