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Love and Lies Manga Also Gets Live-Action Film This Fall

posted on 2017-04-03 01:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film features original characters, story starring Takumi Kitamura, Aoi Morikawa, Kanta Satō

A live-action film adaptation of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga has been green-lit. The film is slated for this fall.

The cast includes (from left to right):

  • Takumi Kitamura as Yūto Shiba, Aoi's childhood friend
  • Aoi Morikawa as Aoi Nisaka, the heroine
  • Kanta Satō as Sōsuke Takachiho, Aoi's designated marriage partner

Unlike the manga, which focuses on a love triangle composed of one boy and two girls, the movie will have original characters, with a love traingle composed of one girl and two boys.

Takeshi Furusawa (live-action Clover, Assassination Classroom, Another) is directing the film, and Erika Yoshida (Tiger & Bunny, Trickster) is penning the script.

Musawo launched the manga in DeNA's MangaBox app in both English and Japanese in August 2014, and within a month, it ranked as the app's most popular work with 3.5 million viewers. MangaBox describes the series:

Lies are forbidden and love is doubly forbidden. In the near future, when young people in Japan turn sixteen, they are assigned a marriage partner by the government. People don't have to go through the trouble of looking for someone, and everyone accepts that the country will find a compatible partner to make them happy. Yukari Nejima is fifteen years old. He lives in a small corner of the country, and just can't seem to get ahead in life. Both academically and athletically he's below average. But in within him, he hides a heart burning with passion! In this world in which love is forbidden, what will happen to him when he falls in love?

The manga's compiled book volumes have frequently ranked on Oricon's weekly top 50 comic charts. Kodansha published the fifth volume in November. Kodansha Comics announced in October that it has licensed the series for print, and plans to release the manga's first volume this summer. The manga is also inspiring a television anime by LIDEN FILMS that will premiere in July.

Source: Comic Natalie


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