The live-action movie adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s Your Lie in April is one of the most anticipated manga-based films of 2016, and it promises that viewers will be shedding tears like in the anime adaptation. The film’s new poster visual has also finally been revealed, and it features Kento Yamazaki as Kousei Arima and Suzu Hirose as Kaori.
The poster also featured Kousei’s childhood friends, Tsubaki (Anna Ishii) and Ryouta (Taishi Nakagawa). Aside from the brand new poster visual, still images taken from the movie’s scenes were also revealed.
This live-action movie adaptation will star Kento Yamazaki, who is known to fans as L in the live-action Death Note drama series, and he will be playing Kousei Arima. Suzu Hirose, who played Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku’s Chihaya, will be playing the film’s tragic female lead, Kaori Miyazono, while Japanese pop singer and E-Girls group member, Anna Ishii, will be playing Kousei’s childhood friend, Tsubaki Sawabe. Finally, rounding out the main cast will be Taishi Nakagawa, who will be playing Ryouta Watari. You can watch the teaser trailer through this link.
Takehiko Shinjou will be directing the movie, while Strawberry Night live-action series’ Yukari Tatsui will be writing the scripts. The movie is slated for release on September 10, 2016, and guarantees to be another tear-jerker, just like the anime.
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