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Ao-Natsu Live-Action Film's Ads Preview Theme, Insert Songs

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mrs. Green Apple performs both songs for August 1 film

Shochiku began streaming two commercials on Friday for Ao-Natsu: Kimi ni Koi Shita 30-Nichi (Ao-Natsu: The 30 Days I Loved You), the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Atsuko Nanba's Ao-Natsu romance manga. The first video previews the film's theme song "Ao to Natsu" (The Blue and Summer) by rock band Mrs. Green Apple, while the second video previews the film's insert song "Tenbyō no Uta" (Sketching Song), also by Mrs. Green Apple but featuring singer Sonoko Inoue.

The film will open in Japan on August 1. Wakana Aoi plays the main lead Rio, while Hayato Sano plays Ginzō.

The cast members include:

(Top row, from left to right in picture above)

  • Seika Furuhata as Marika, Ginzō's childhood friend
  • Takumi Kizu as Yūma, a boy in love with Rio
(Bottom row, from left to right)

Aimi (BanG Dream!'s Kasumi Toyama) will have a guest role in the film as a woman who is visiting the countryside from a big city. She goes to a soba restaurant that Rio's grandmother runs.

Takeshi Furusawa (live-action "Ichirei Shite, Kiss," Love and Lies, ReLIFE) is directing the film, and Yukiko Mochiji (live-action Principal, Aozora Yell) is writing the script.

The manga's story begins when a high school girl named Rio goes to spend summer in the country instead of going to a mixer party in Tokyo. She meets a tough and slightly ill-tempered boy and wonders if the encounter is fate.

Nanba launched the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend in 2013, and Kodansha released the series in eight compiled book volumes. The eighth and final volume shipped in October.

Source: Shochiku's YouTube channel (link 2)

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