Live-Action Nisekoi Film Casts Marika Matsumoto, Aono Kaede, Hana Kawamura

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New cast members play Kyoko Hihara, Seshirō Tsugumi, Ruri Miyamoto in December 21 film

The official website for the live-action film of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi - False Love manga revealed an additional three cast members for the film on Monday. The new cast members include:

Marika Matusmoto as Kyoko Hihara, Raku and Chitoge's homeroom teacher

Aono Kaede as Seshirō Tsugumi, Claude's right hand, who is often mistaken for a man

Hana Kawamura as Ruri Miyamoto, Kosaki's best friend

This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine also revealed three other cast members on the same day.

Former AKB48 member Haruka Shimazaki as Marika Tachibana, the daughter of the police commissioner who has loved Raku since childhood

King & Prince music group member Yūta Kishi as Shū Maiko, Raku's best friend

BREAKERZ band singer DAIGO as Claude, Chitoge's bodyguard

Sexy Zone idol group member Kento Nakajima (Silver Spoon, Bad Boys J, Kazoku no Uta, left in visual below) stars as Raku Ichijō, while Ayami Nakajō (Anonymous Noise, Lychee Light Club, Fatal Frame, right) stars as Chitoge Kirisaki.

Additionally, 15-year-old rookie actress Natsumi Ikema plays Kosaka Onodera.

Hayato Kawai (live-action My Love Story!!, Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu) is directing the film. FINE Entertainment is producing the film, and TOHO will open the film in Japan on December 21.

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and serialized chapters of the manga in its English version of Weekly Shonen Jump. The publisher describes the story:

It's hate at first sight... rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku's gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival's daughter - who just so happens to be Chitoge!

However, Raku's searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, but he can't even remember her name or face!

Komi drew the original "Nisekoi" one-shot manga in Shueisha's Jump Next! magazine in early 2011, and turned it into a manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in November of the same year. The manga ended in August 2016. Shueisha published the manga's 25th and final compiled book volume in October 2016, and Viz Media published the 25th volume on January 2. The manga has more than 12 million copies in print in Japan.

The series inspired two television anime seasons. The anime's first season premiered in Japan in January 2014 with 20 episodes. The 12-episode second season premiered in Japan in April 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first series, and Aniplex of America streamed the second series on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Daisuki services. Aniplex of America released both seasons on home video.

Sources: Nisekoi Film's Official Website, Comic Natalie

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