Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. Film, TV Series Reveals New Poster, Heroine Cast Member

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Erika Karata joins cast, SUPER★DRAGON performs opening theme for TV series

Toei announced on Saturday that Erika Karata (pictured below) will play the heroine Misono Miwa in 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.

The manga is also inspiring a live-action television series. The staff of the series revealed a visual for the series on Friday, and also revealed that Super★Dragon will perform the opening theme song "Sweet Devil."

Taishi Nakagawa (seen below) stars in the film and television series as Towa Furuya.

The television series will additionally star:

Kentaro as Ritsu Niimi

Shōma Kai as Ichiya Sawada

Jiei Wakabayashi as Ryūsei Kuze

Ritsu, Ichiya, and Ryūsei are all good friends of Towa.

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. Naoto Inti Raymi (Monster Strike The Movie theme song) will perform the theme song "Hibiscus" for both the television series and film, and rock band Cidergirl (live-action Anitomo film theme song) will perform the insert song "Yakusoku" (Promise) for the television series.

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.

Images © 2018 "Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi." Movie Production Committee
© 2018 "Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi." Drama Production Committee

Sources: Toei Press Release, Comic Natalie

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