Live-Action Anitomo Film's Stills Highlight Jun Fukuyama

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Fukuyama plays original character in series, film

The official Instagram account for the live-action film and series adaptation of Modomu Akagawara's Anitomo (My Brother's Friend) manga revealed stills from the film last week featuring Jun Fukuyama's character, an original character named Haginosuke Tachibana. Haginosuke is 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 film and drama both star Ryūsei Yokohama as Sōta (right in picture below), and Risaki Matsukaze (left) as Mai. Tsuyoshi Furukawa plays Yukihiro.

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

The live-action drama premiered 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 film opens in Japan on May 26.

Cidergirl will perform the film's theme song "Palette."

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.

Source: Animate Times

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