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Seiyuu Kana Hanazawa to Star in Live Action Movie

by tsubasalover
Jan 22, 2015 11:16 PM | 50 Comments

Seiyuu Kana Hanazawa will star in her first live action film Kimi ga Inakucha Dame Nanda, which will open at Theatre Shinjuku in late March 2015. Hanazawa plays the role of An Fuwa, an award-winning children's picture book author who has fallen into a slump.

Tatsuya Murakami, who has directed a music video for Aimer, will direct the film. Aniplex is also enlisting Kenji Kurata, a winner of the 2009 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award, as screenwriter. The cast includes Naoko Watanabe (Yuki Ikenohata in the live action film of Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari), Yukiko Asamori, San Nakamura, Yuki Umoto, Shigemitsu Ogi, and child actress Miku Shimura.

The film's title corresponds with the title of Hanazawa's 8th single, which will be released on February 25, 2015, her 26th birthday.

Source: Sony Music, Natalie

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Kana got the birthday present of her life, I want to see her acting for sure.

Jan 27, 2015 8:27 AM by Hoppy

Not really a fan of these live action movies but I wanna see Hana acting so I might check it out. tuturu~

Jan 27, 2015 3:56 AM by PrimeX

Awww, good luck to my Hana <3

Jan 26, 2015 5:21 AM by Tengai

So that's why she hasn't been in all the recent anime recently ( seriously she had so many roles in the same seasons )

GL to her.

Jan 25, 2015 2:30 AM by Yvese

Might watch if I still remember it by the time it airs, just because a popular seiyuu is going on screen.

Jan 24, 2015 10:47 PM by ToG25thBaam

That's great.. congratulations Hanakana ! :D

Jan 24, 2015 8:18 AM by Lambdaa-

Wow, HanaKana. You've reached another level. Congrats.

Jan 24, 2015 5:27 AM by -MgZ_

I don't care about the story. HanaKana = SOLD!!

Jan 23, 2015 4:16 PM by SasaKanekiPede

Oh baby

Jan 23, 2015 3:18 PM by PeenusWeenusCaim

I hope it fails so she doesn't quit voice acting to prioritize live action.

So selfish!

Jan 23, 2015 2:49 PM by Infatuate

Good luck to Hana

Jan 23, 2015 2:11 PM by Klad

So she is not only going to spam the anime industry but the live-action one as well?

Jan 23, 2015 2:06 PM by _Yamainu

lol not surprised to see this is another project that Aniplex is behind. They know the modern anike audience so well and how to exploit them its ridiculous. Just throw popular personality x at concept y with some other semi popularish figure z and people will be tripping over themselves to watch it. In this case its Kana Hanazawa. Thats all it takes, instant "masterpiece"and totally winning idea without even need for a trailer. How is her live action acting experience? Who the fuck cares its a popular seiyuu so tat means it must be worth watching right?

I wonder how many people have actually seen a live action J-Drama before. If not I hope they like made for TV movie budgets and brutal overacting. Standards are low among anime fandom anyway so i doubt this matters much to most people.

Jan 23, 2015 1:47 PM by PeacingOut

Well since it's HanaKana, it's a must watch.

Jan 23, 2015 12:35 PM by incompleteAEGIS

The 2D & 3D worlds will be colliding. MAL might shutdown at the release of this.

Jan 23, 2015 11:51 AM by dankzel

Awesome. I hope she doesn't completely quit voice acting though.

Jan 23, 2015 11:34 AM by Panaru

Live Action: Meh
HanaKana: count me in!

Jan 23, 2015 11:32 AM by MotoraBR

Wonder will there be some freaky action in it with Kana if y'all know what I mean.

Jk, good for her, hitting it big with the movies now.

Jan 23, 2015 10:25 AM by Ramkec

Good Luck for her

Jan 23, 2015 10:09 AM by Tanma

I think she will be a great actress. Hopefully, she won't ditch her anime roles for this.

Jan 23, 2015 9:46 AM by somethingweird

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