Uirabu. -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- Live-Action Film Gets Spinoff Drama

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1st short about Koyomi, Keita debuted on November 2

The live-action film adaptation of Yukimo Hoshimori's Uirabu. -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- (Uirabu.: Story of Innocent Love) manga is inspiring a spinoff live-action series titled irabu. -Uiuishii Koi o Mimamoru Futari no Ohanashi- (Uirabu.: Story of the Pair Watching Over Innocent Love). The series is streaming on GYAO!. The first episode of the eight-episode series debuted on Friday, and one new four-minute episode will debut every day through November 9.

The series centers on Rin and Yū's childhood friends Koyomi and Keita as they talk after school. The drama reveals Koyomi and Keita's true feelings that the film will not reveal.

The film will open in Japan on November 9. King & Prince will perform the film's theme song "High On Love!" Yūichi Satō is directing the film, with a script by Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Norn9, Comic Girls). The film stars:

  • Kentarō as Kazuma Saiki, Rin's romantic rival
  • Hinako Sakurai as Yū Haruna, a shy girl who avoids her feelings for Rin
  • Shō Hirano as Rin Izumi, who likes Yū, but maintains an aggressive personality toward her to hide his crush
  • Tina Tamashiro as Koyomi Sakashita, Yū's close friend
  • Hayato Isomura as Keita Fuji, Rin's close friend

Indonesian publisher M&C! publishes the manga under the title You, I love, and it describes the story:

Rin has liked Yū since childhood. But due to being awkward and inexperienced in love, he didn't know how to express himself, so Rin has always turned to teasing her. Meanwhile, Yū has similarly always liked Rin, but her chronic shyness prevents her from telling Rin how she feels. Will they continue to just be friends forever even though they like each other?

Hoshimori launched the manga in Sho-Comi in 2015, and ended it in July 2017. Shogakukan published the manga's 10th and final compiled book volume in November 2017. The series has more than 1 million copies in print as of August 2017.

Sources: GYAO!, Comic Natalie

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