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Live-Action Perfect World Film Reveals Cast, Staff, 2018 Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Takanori Iwata, Hana Sugisaki star in romance story

The official website for Kodansha's Kiss magazine announced the main cast of live-action film adaptation of Rie Aruga's Perfect World manga on Saturday. Sandaime J Soul Brothers and Exile member Takanori Iwata (live-action Crows Explode film) will play Itsuki Ayukawa, and Hana Sugisaki (live-action Blade of the Immortal film) will play Tsugumi Kawana. The website also revealed that Kenji Shibayama (Nagareboshi ga Kienai Uchi ni, Kimi no Suki na Uta) is directing the film, and Keiko Kanome (Time Slip Megane, Chibi Maruko-chan) is writing the script. The film will open in Japan in 2018.

The manga centers on 26-year-old Tsugumi Kawana, an employee in an interior design company. When she attends a get-together with employees from a construction firm, she has an unexpected reunion with Itsuki Ayukawa, an old flame from high school. Tsugumi still thinks of her time with him fondly, but now she finds that he has to move around in a wheelchair, and initially thinks that reviving a romance with him would be impossible.

Aruga launched the manga in Kiss magazine in February 2015. Kodansha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on March 13.

Source: Comic Natalie

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