Live-Action Liar x Liar Film's Trailer Reveals February 19 Debut
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Asmik Ace began streaming the trailer on Monday for the live-action film of Renjuro Kindaichi's Liar x Liar manga. The video previews Six Tones' theme song "Boku ga Boku janai Mitai da" (It's Like I'm Not Myself).
The film will open in Japan on February 19. The staff also revealed a new visual on Monday.
Hokuto Matsumura and Nana Mori star in the film as protagonists Tōru and Minato, respectively. Saiji Yakumo (live-action Ankoku Joshi, Touken Ranbu) directs the film, with a script by Yuichi Tokunaga (live-action Kaguya-sama: Love is War).
Yūta Koseki and Mayu Hotta will play the characters Shinji Karasuma and Maki Noguchi, respectively. Shinji is a castle and culture buff who was Minato's childhood friend. They reunited at a mixer party for a college organization. Maki is Minato's friend who requested that Minato wear a high school uniform and do a modeling job, and is the entire reason why Tōru sees Minato dressed as a high school student.
The film also stars:
- Ryūya Shimakake as Shō Yoshitaka, Tōru's friend
- Shōko Aida as Hitomi Takatsuki, Minato's mother
- Ryōsuke Takei as Noriyuki Takatsuki, Minato's father
- Shunya Itabashi as Junta Kawanishi, the head of Minato's college org
Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the manga:
One day, after borrowing her friend's high school uniform and taking a walk around town on a whim, Minato runs into her younger stepbrother, Toru! Toru believes Minato when she insists she's someone else...but now it looks like he's fallen in love with her high school girl disguise?! A weird, weird love story begins!
Kindaichi (Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu) launched the manga in Dessert in 2010, and ended the series in 2017. Kodansha published 10 compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga ranked #10 in Takarajimasha Inc.'s Kono Manga ga Sugoi guidebook ranking in 2012, and was nominated for the 39th annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2015. Kodansha Comics released the 10th volume in English in February 2019.