Live-Action After the Rain Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

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Emiko Suzuki, Seiji Kameda perform theme for film opening in Japan on May 25

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Jun Mayuzuki's Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain) manga began streaming the film's full trailer on Saturday. The video reveals and previews Emiko Suzuki and Seiji Kameda's theme song "Front Memory."

The film will open in Japan on May 25.

Nana Komatsu (left in picture below) stars Akira Tachibana, while Yo Oizumi (right) is playing Masami Kondō.

The additional cast includes (clockwise from top left in image above):

  • Shōno Hayama as Takashi Yoshizawa, Akira's classmate who has a crush on her
  • Nana Seino as Haruka Kiyan, Akira's close friend and captain of the track team
  • Hayato Isomura as Ryōsuke Kase, Akira's fellow part-time worker and cook at Garden
  • Honoka Matsumoto as Yui Nishida, Akira's fellow part-time worker and waitress at Garden
  • Mari Hamada as Kayoko Kubo, Akira's fellow part-time worker and waitress at Garden
  • Shigeyuki Totsugi as Chihiro Kujō, Masami's old friend, and a novelist
  • Yō Yoshida as Tomoyo Tachibana, Akira's mother
  • Maika Yamamoto as Mizuki Kurata, a track star who has her sights set on Akira

Akira Nagai (live-action Teiichi no Kuni) is directing the film, with a script by Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Mary and The Witch's Flower).

The manga centers on 17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana, a girl who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Masami Kondō, the 45-year-old manager of the family restaurant she works at part-time.

Mayuzuki launched the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits in 2014, before it transferred to Weekly Big Comic Spirits in early 2016, where it serializes a new chapter every other week. The manga will end in one more chapter. Shogakukan published the manga's ninth volume last November. The manga has 1.75 million copies in print.

The manga was nominated for the ninth Manga Taisho awards in 2016, and was ranked #4 in the 2016 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.

The manga is also inspiring a television anime adaptation by Wit Studio. The anime premiered on January 11 in the Noitamina programming block on Fuji TV and other channels. The show is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan with the title After the Rain.

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