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Live-Action Kaguya-sama: Love is War Film Reveals 6 More Cast Members

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga revealed additional cast on Tuesday.

The newly revealed cast members are:
(top row, left to right)

(bottom row, left to right)

King & Prince idol group member Shō Hirano (seen top in poster visual below) will play Miyuki Shirogane, and Kanna Hashimoto (bottom) will play Kaguya Shinomiya.

Hayato Sano (live-action 3D Kanojo Real Girl's Tsuttsun) will play the character Yū Ishigami.

The film will open on September 6. Hayato Kawai (live-action My Love Story!!, Nisekoi) is directing the film. Yūichi Tokunaga (live-action Tonde Saitama, Princess Jellyfish series) is penning the script.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

All's fair when love is war!
Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!
Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!

Akasaka began the series in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in May 2015 but moved it to Young Jump in March 2016.

The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered on January 12 and aired for 12 episodes. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNOW.

Sources: Kaguya-sama: Love is War film's website, Comic Natalie


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