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Live-Action Hirunaka no Ryūsei Film's Full Trailer Introduces Theme Song by Dream Ami

posted on by Karen Ressler
Romance film debuts March 24

TOHO began streaming a full trailer for the live-action film of Mika Yamamori's Hirunaka no Ryūsei (Daytime Shooting Star) manga on Tuesday. The trailer reveals the film's theme song "Hayaku Aitai" (I Want to Meet you Soon) by Dream Ami.

Ami debuted in 2003 as a member of Dream and later E-girls before making her solo debut. She performed the Japanese version of Shakira's song "Try Everything" for Disney's Zootopia. She is a fan of the original Hirunaka no Ryūsei manga, and wrote the lyrics to the theme song after reading the script.

The film's cast includes:

From left to right in picture above:

  • Shohei Miura (live-action Gokusen) as Satsuki Shishio, the homeroom teacher Suzume falls in love with.
  • Mei Nagano (live-action My Love Story!!) as Suzume Yosano, the whimsical protagonist born and raised in the countryside.
  • Alan Shirahama (from GENERATIONS FROM EXILE TRIBE) as Daiki Mamura, Suzume's classmate who slowly falls in love with her, even though he knows how she feels about Satsuki.

Maika Yamamoto (live-action Assassination Classroom's Kaede, seen below in costume) will play the role of Yuyuka Nekota, a very blunt girl who is considerate to her friends, and tries to get closer to Daiki.

The film will open in Japan on March 24. Takehiko Shinjō (live-action Your Lie in April, Paradise Kiss, Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu) is directing the film, and Naoko Adachi (live-action Shitsuren Chocolatier) is writing the script.

The manga centers on Suzume Yosano, a high school girl who moves from the countryside to Tokyo. On her first day in Tokyo, she gets lost, and a man helps her. That man turns out to be her new homeroom teacher named Satsuki Shishio. Suzume gradually comes to like Satsuki. Sitting next to Suzume in her class is Daiki Mamura, who hates women. Daiki and Suzume soon become friends.

Yamamori launched the manga in 2011 and ended the series in 2014. The manga's 12 main volumes and one spinoff volume have 1.93 million copies in print, and the paid digital version has 500,000 downloads.

Source: Comic Natalie


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