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Live-Action Anitomo Film's Trailer Reveals Cidergirl Theme Song, May Opening

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Live-action series premiered on March 25

The official website for the live-action film and series adaptation of Modomu Akagawara's Anitomo (My Brother's Friend) manga began streaming a trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Palette" by Cidergirl, and also reveals the film's May 26 opening date.

The film and drama will both star Ryūsei Yokohama as Sōta (right in picture below), and Risaki Matsukaze (left) as Mai. Tsuyoshi Furukawa will play Yukihiro.

Kōdai Matsuoka (right in picture below) will play Itsuki Kaga, Sōta's handsome but oddball cousin. Karin One (left) will play Aki Nishino, Sōta's younger sister who is a video game otaku. (Note: Name romanizations are not official.)

Jun Fukuyama plays an original character named Haginosuke Tachibana, the manager of the Happy Dogs dog cafe where Sota's younger sister Aki works part time. The character often gives Sōta advice on romance.

The live-action drama premiere on the Dramaism programming block on MBS on March 25, and on TBS on March 27, alongside the live-action series of Missions of Love.

The romantic comedy manga centers on the relationship between old-fashioned and domestically minded high school girl Mai Nanase, and her brother's friend, the innocent late bloomer Sōta Nishino. Mai and her brother Yukihiro's room are adjacent to each other, with thin walls that allow them to overhear each other. The story begins when, one day, she overhears Sōta telling Yukihiro that he thinks Mai is cute.

Akagawara first published the manga as a one-shot in Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume magazine in January 2015 before launching it as a series in Hana to Yume that May. The manga was initially planned as a short serialization, but it is ongoing. Hakusensha published the manga's seventh compiled volume on January 19.

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Eiga Natalie

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