Live-Action Real Girl Film's Clip Shows Iroha Trying to Get to Hikari's Room
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Warner Bros. began streaming a clip from the live-action film adaptation of Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga on Wednesday. The clip shows Iroha eating with Hikari and his family. All is well until Iroha says that she wants to see Hikari's room. Fearing that Iroha will break up with Hikari if she sees his room full of otaku memorabilia, the family members try their hardest to prevent her from reaching the room.
Warner Bros. also streamed three commercials, a separate "The Troubles of the Love Between a Beautiful Girl and an Otaku" clip, and a comment video by actor Yūtarō in the last week.
TGC Version Commercial
Memories from Five Years Later Version Commercial
Story Version Commercial
"The Troubles of the Love Between a Beautiful Girl and an Otaku" Clip
Yūtarō Comment Video
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.
Other cast members include (from left to right in image below):
- Hiroya Shimizu (live-action Chihayafuru) as Mitsuya Takanashi, a handsome boy who attends Iroha and Tsutsui's school
- Yuri Tsunematsu (live-action Sakurada Reset) as Arisa Ishino, an energetic girl who is in love with Mitsuya
- Moka Kamishiraishi (live-action HaruChika) as Sumie Ayado, an otaku girl who is Tsutsui's underclassman
- Yūtarō as Yūto Itō, Tsutsui's one friend, a cat ear-loving otaku
Sayaka Kanda (pictured top left) will voice the in-universe anime character Ezomichi. 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.
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.
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