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Live-Action Real Girl Film Streams 11 Short Clips

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6-second clips preview film opening September 14 in Japan

Warner Bros. Japan began streaming 11 six-second ads for the live-action film adaptation of Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga on Wednesday. Each video focuses on a different aspect of the film — such as different characters or situations.

Gross But Cute Edition 1

Gross But Cute Edition 2

Popular Otaku Edition

Back Hug Edition

Sumie Ayado Edition

Dance with Ezomichi Edition

Dance with Family Edition

Arisa Ishino Edition

Otaku Rejects Beautiful Woman Edition 1

Otaku Rejects Beautiful Woman Edition 2

Mitsuya Takanashi Edition

The film will open in Japan on September 14. Tsutomu Hanabusa is directing the film with some of the same staff as his previous directorial work Heroine Shikkaku. Kana Nishino is performing the theme song "Bedtime Story."

Real Girl follows Hikari Tsutsui, a high school boy who is satisfied with the virtual girls he encounters in anime and games. He does not have many friends and he lives in his own world. One day, when he is stuck on pool cleaning duty, he is approached by Iroha, a "real girl" who is showy and popular with boys.

Ayami Nakajō and Hayato Sano (pictured below) are starring as Iroha and Hikari Tsutsui, respectively.

Other cast members include (from left to right in image below):

In addition, the film has cast Riki Takeuchi, Mari Hamada, and Towa Araki (pictured clockwise after Kanda in image below) as Tsutsui's father, mother, and younger brother, respectively. Takahiro Miura (pictured bottom left) will play Iroha's physician, who holds an important key to the story. Sayaka Kanda (pictured top left) will voice the in-universe anime character Ezomichi.

The romantic comedy manga ran in Kodansha's Dessert magazine from July 2011 to May 2016, and Kodansha published the series in 12 compiled volumes. The manga has 1.2 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.

The manga also inspired a 12-episode anime adaptation from director Takashi Naoya. The anime will get a second season in January.

Source: Warner Bros. Japan's YouTube channel

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