Publishing company Shueisha announced both an anime and live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka
's Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
(Love, Be Loved, Leave, Be Left
) romantic shoujo manga on Tuesday.
The anime film, produced by A-1 Pictures
(Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale
), will open in theaters in Japan in May 2020. The live-action film is planned for an August 2020 premiere.
Takahiro Miki (Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date suru
) is directing the live-action film and composing the script with Yoko Yonaiyama (Uso wo Tsuite
). Filming began on March 20 and concluded on Saturday, taking place entirely in various Kobe locations.
Minami Hamabe (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
), Riko Fukumoto (Sensei Kunshu
), Takumi Kitamura (Harumatsu Bokura
), and Eiji Akaso (Tsuugaku Series: Tsuugaku Densha
) are starring as Akari Yamamoto, Yuna Ichihara, Rio Yamamoto, and Kazuomi Inui, respectively.
Yuna and Akari are two high school girls with very different views on love: Yuna dreams about romance through rose-coloured glasses, while Akari is down-to-earth and practical. Meanwhile, high school boys Kazuomi and Rio also have different views on love: Kazuomi is an airhead who can't grasp the concept of love, while Rio grabs onto any confession as an opportunity—so long as the girl looks cute. Will these four classmates end up leading a youthful romance that meets their expectations?
Sakisaka began Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
in Bessatsu Margaret
in June 2015, four months after ending the serialization of Ao Haru Ride
. The manga will conclude in the magazine's June issue on May 13. Shueisha plans to publish the 12th and final volume on June 28. The manga has a cumulative 4.5 million copies of its compiled volumes in print.
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare ranked
among the top ten manga in the female readers category in the 2017 Kono Manga ga Sugoi rankings and won
the 63rd Shougakukan Manga Awards for shoujo manga last January. The manga was also nominated
in the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards.
Source: Comic Natalie
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare