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Live-Action Lovesick Ellie Film's Trailer Reveals NiziU's Theme Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Girl group performs "Sweet Nonfiction" for March 15 film

The official website for the live-action film of Fujimomom's Lovesick Ellie (Koi Wazurai no Ellie) manga began streaming a new full trailer for the film on Friday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Sweet Nonfiction" by girl group NiziU.

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The film will open in Japan on March 15.

Ryubi Miyase (live-action Ushijima the Loan Shark, Ya Boy Kongming!, right in image right) stars as Akira Ohmi, while Nanoka Hara (Suzume's title heroine, live-action Wave, Listen to Me!, Don't Call It Mystery, left) stars as Eriko Ichimura. The two had previously co-starred in the live-action television series Night Doctor and Murai in Love.

Miki Kōichirō (live-action 2020 Yowamushi Pedal) is directing the film, with scripts by Satoko Okazaki.

Kodansha USA Publishing publishes the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira "Omi-kun" Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screenname "Lovesick @Ellie." One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun's true self — and if that weren't enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance!

Fujimomo launched the manga in Kodansha's Dessert magazine in July 2015, and ended it in May 2020. Kodansha shipped the manga's 12th and final compiled book volume in October 2020. Kodansha USA Publishing shipped the manga's 12th volume on October 3. The manga was nominated for Best Shōjo Manga in the 42nd Kodansha Manga Awards in 2018.

Sources: Lovesick Ellie live-action film's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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