Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. TV Series Reveals 3 Cast Members in Costume
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The official website for the live-action television adaptation of Nana Shiiba's Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. (Are you ready? Hey you girl!) romantic comedy manga revealed a visual as well as three character visuals on Saturday.
This year's 12th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine revealed the three new cast members earlier on Saturday, as well as the news of the live-action television series. Shueisha had previously announced in April that the manga is getting a live-action film.
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 live-action series will be set "a little before" the story of the film, and will tell an original 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 series will have five episodes.
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.
Source: Comic Natalie