Live-Action Ao-Natsu Film's Teaser Video Previews Story

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Film starring Wakana Aoi, Hayato Sano premieres on August 1

The official website for the live-action film of Atsuko Nanba's Ao-Natsu romance manga began streaming the film's teaser video on Saturday.

The film will open in Japan on August 1. Wakana Aoi (left in picture below) plays the main lead Rio, while Hayato Sano (M!LK, right) plays Ginzō.

The other cast members include:

(Top row, from left to right in picture above)

  • Seika Furuhata as Marika, Ginzō's childhood friend
  • Takumi Kizu as Yūma, a boy in love with Rio
(Bottom row, from left to right)
  • Rinka Kumada as Aya, Rio's classmate
  • Atomu Mizuishi as Namio, Ginzō's classmate
  • Shiori Akita as Satsuki, Ginzō's classmate
  • Reo Shimura (Super★Dragon) as Takaya, Yūma's classmate

Takeshi Furusawa (live-action "Ichirei Shite, Kiss," Love and Lies, ReLIFE) is directing the film, and Yukiko Mochiji (live-action Principal, Aozora Yell) is writing the script.

The manga's story begins when a high school girl named Rio goes to spend summer in the country instead of going to a mixer party in Tokyo. She meets a tough and slightly ill-tempered boy and wonders if the encounter is fate.

Nanba launched the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend in 2013, and Kodansha released the series in eight compiled book volumes. The eighth and final volume shipped in October.

Nanba's other manga include Tonari no Atashi, Sprout, Senpai to Kanojo, and Taiyo wa Kimi ni Kagayaku.

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