Futari H Live-Action Films Unveil Trailer, Visual for 1st Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the new live-action film adaptations of Aki Katsu's Futari H (Manga Sutra) manga began streaming a new trailer for Eiga-ban Futari H ~Love Again~, the first film, on Thursday. The films' Twitter account also revealed a new visual for the film.
The first film will open in Japan on Friday, while Eiga-ban Futari H ~Double Love~, the second film, will open on May 10. Toshiaki Kondō is directing the films. The first film's story will begin from the arranged marriage of the couple Yura and Makoto, while the second film will begin from three years after they get married.
The cast includes:
Michinari Sasaki as Makoto Onoda
Saki Yoshida as Rika Kawada
Shōka Ōshima as Makie Sugiyama
Akane Sagara as Nao Komatsu
Tama Mizuki as Naomi Ishibashi
Mado Sawai as Miyuki Kikuchi
Mea Shimotsuki as Akane Itō
Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing Futari H (Manga Sutra), which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. Hakusensha published the manga's 77th volume on December 26, and the 78th volume will ship on April 26. The series' compiled books have more than 27 million copies in print in Japan, and 2.5 million copies in print overseas as of February 2018.
Tokyopop published Katsu's The Vision of Escaflowne, Psychic Academy, and Manga Sutra in North America. Media Blasters licensed and released the 2002 OVAs on DVD in North America under the title Step Up Love Story.