Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. Film's Additional Cast, Prequel TV Series Revealed

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Kentaro, Shōma Kai, Jiei Wakabayashi join cast; live-action prequel series premieres in June

This year's 12th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine revealed additional cast members for the live-action film adaptation of Nana Shiiba's Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. (Are you ready? Hey you girl!) romantic comedy manga on Saturday. The magazine also revealed that the project will also get a live-action television series.

The new cast members include:

  • Kentaro as Ritsu Niimi
  • Shōma Kai as Ichiya Sawada
  • Jiei Wakabayashi as Ryūsei Kuze

Ritsu, Ichiya, and Ryūsei are all good friends of protagonist Towa Furuya, played by Taishi Nakagawa (seen below). Margaret will reveal the actress for the film's heroine in the 13th issue on June 5.

The new live-action series will be set "a little before" the story of the film, and will tell the story of Ritsu, Ichiya, Ryūsei, and Towa. The series will premiere in the Dramaism programming block on MBS on June 24 at 12:50 a.m. (effectively June 25 morning), and on TBS on June 26 at 1:28 a.m. (effectively June 26 morning).

The film will open on October 12. Noboru Iguchi is directing the film, and Lee Jung-hee is penning the script.

Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. centers on Towa Furuya, a handsome guy who has always had girl admirers, but has never had a girlfriend and remains a virgin. He resolves that he will get a girlfriend, and casually picks the cool and beautiful freshman Misono Miwa. When he attempts to spontaneously ask her out, she refuses him aggressively. But the more Towa thinks about her, the more he falls in love with her.

Shiiba launched the manga in Margaret in February 2014, and ended it in July of the same year. Shueisha published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

This article has a follow-up: Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. TV Series Reveals 3 Cast Members in Costume (2018-05-19 10:00)
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