A promotional video of the project was posted on the official site for Hori Pro's live-action adaptation of the manga written by HERO and illustrated by Daisuke Hagiwara, Horimiya. The video shows a fragment of the main theme song entitled "Tomoshibi" and performed by the group Toketadenkyu.
"Tomoshibi" will be both the closing theme for the live-action series adaptation and the main theme song for the live-action film. The Toketadenkyu group also performs the opening theme for the live-action series, with the theme titled "Dou Su-nno." Finally, the statement also revealed a new promotional image.
The film will compile the events of the first three chapters of the live-action series, with additional scenes, and its premiere is scheduled in Japan for February 5, 2021, while the series will debut on television on February 16, 2021.
The Horimiya manga is also inspiring an anime adaptation slated to premiere on January 9, 2021 in Japan, produced by CloverWorks Studios under the direction of Masashi Ishihama and scripts written by Takao Yoshioka.
Cast of actors
Both the film and the live-action series feature the same voice cast, including:
- Ouji Suzuka as Izumi Miyamura.
- Sayu Kubota as Kyouko Hori.
- Hana Matsumoto is directing both the film and the live-action series.
- Mamoru Yoshino will be directing the fifth and sixth episodes.
- Europe Kikaku's Yoshifumi Sakai is writing the scripts for both projects, while Gouto Ishida and Tomohiro Ootoshi, also from Europe Kikaku, are collaborating on the live-action series scripts.
Although admired at school for her kindness and academic prowess, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side of her. With his parents often away from home due to work, Hori has to take care of his younger brother and do household chores, having no time to socialize outside of school. Meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is seen as a haunting otaku who uses glasses. However, he is actually a kind and inept person to study. Additionally, she has nine piercings hidden behind her long hair, and a tattoo along her back and left shoulder. By pure chance, Hori and Miyamura cross paths outside of school, neither looking like the other would expect. These seemingly opposite poles become friends, sharing a side that they have never shown to anyone.
Source: Comic Natalie
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