Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. Film's Trailer Previews Naoto Inti Raymi's Theme Song
posted on by Karen Ressler
Toei began streaming a trailer 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 Tuesday. The video previews Naoto Inti Raymi's theme song "Hibiscus."
The film will open on October 12. The manga is also inspiring a television series that is set "a little before" the story of the film, and tells an original story of friends Ritsu, Ichiya, Ryūsei, and Towa. The series premiered 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.
Taishi Nakagawa (seen below) stars in the film and television series as Towa Furuya.
The television series will additionally star:
Erika Karata as the heroine Misono Miwa
Kentaro as Ritsu Niimi
Shōma Kai as Ichiya Sawada
Jiei Wakabayashi as Ryūsei Kuze
Yuri Tsunematsu as Kosame Asakura
Yōsuke Sugino as Tōma Naito
Noboru Iguchi is directing the film, and Lee Jung-hee is penning the script. Rock band Cidergirl (live-action Anitomo film theme song) is performing the insert song "Yakusoku" (Promise) for the television series. Super★Dragon is performing the opening theme song "Sweet Devil" 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.
Images © 2018 "Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi." Movie Production Committee
© 2018 "Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi." Drama Production Committee
Sources: Press release