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1/100,000 Live-Action Film Casts Alan Shirahama, Yuna Taira

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Shirahama plays Ren Kiritani, Taira plays Rino Sakuragi in 2019 film

The staff for the live-action film adaptation of Kaho Miyasaka's 1/100,000 manga revealed the film's two lead actors as GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE member Alan Shirahama and actress Yuna Taira on Friday.

Shirahama (left in picture below) will play Ren Kiritani, the popular and handsome member of the kendo club, while Taira (right) will play Rino Sakuragi, the kendo club manager and part of a circle of friends that also includes Ren.

The film is slated to open in 2019. Filming began this month.

1/100,000 is a spinoff series of Miyasaka's Akai Ito manga, and centers on the characters Rino Sakuragi and Ren Kiritani. Rino has been in a group of friends with her crush Kiritani since junior high school. Rino has never been comfortable with herself, and she is very shy when it comes to talking to the popular Kiritani.

Miyasaka launched 1/100,000 in Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine in August 2015, and ended it in the October issue on August 24. Shogakukan published the manga's ninth and final compiled book volume on Friday.

Miyasaka launched the Akai Ito manga in Cheese! in August 2012 after publishing a 40-page preview chapter titled Akai Ito: Innocent Scene in July 2012. Miyasaka ended the manga in July 2015, a month before Miyasaka launched 1/100,000. Shogakukan published nine volumes for the manga.

Viz Media published Miyasaka's Kare First Love series in North America. Miyasaka launched a new manga in Cheese! titled Kiniro Japanesque ~Yokohama Karentan~ on Wednesday.

Sources: CinemaCafe.net, Music Natalie


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