Live-Action Nisekoi Film Previewed in 2 TV Ads
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"Lovers' Pretense" version
"Raku's in Trouble" version
The film stars:
(Top row, left to right in image above)
- Sexy Zone idol group member Kento Nakajima (Silver Spoon, Bad Boys J, Kazoku no Uta) as Raku Ichijō
- Ayami Nakajō (Anonymous Noise, Lychee Light Club, Fatal Frame) as Chitoge Kirisaki
- 15-year-old rookie actress Natsumi Ikema as Kosaka Onodera
- Former AKB48 member Haruka Shimazaki as Marika Tachibana, the daughter of the police commissioner who has loved Raku since childhood
- King & Prince music group member Yūta Kishi as Shū Maiko, Raku's best friend
- Hana Kawamura as Ruri Miyamoto, Kosaki's best friend
- Aono Kaede as Seshirō Tsugumi, Claude's right hand, who is often mistaken for a man
- BREAKERZ band singer DAIGO as Claude, Chitoge's bodyguard
Additionally, Marika Matusmoto will play Kyoko Hihara, Raku and Chitoge's homeroom teacher.
It's hate at first sight... rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku's gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival's daughter - who just so happens to be Chitoge!
However, Raku's searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, but he can't even remember her name or face!
Komi drew the original "Nisekoi" one-shot manga in Shueisha's Jump Next! magazine in early 2011, and turned it into a manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in November of the same year. The manga ended in August 2016. Shueisha published the manga's 25th and final compiled book volume in October 2016, and Viz Media published the 25th volume on January 2. The manga has more than 12 million copies in print in Japan.
The series inspired two television anime seasons. The anime's first season premiered in Japan in January 2014 with 20 episodes. The 12-episode second season premiered in Japan in April 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first series, and Aniplex of America streamed the second series on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Daisuki services. Aniplex of America released both seasons on home video.