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Musawo’s manga Koi to Uso (Love and Lies) will not only get an anime adaptation, but it has also been announced that there will be a live-action adaptation. The main cast has been revealed!
The story is set in the near future in a world where falling in love is prohibited by the government. Instead, they will choose your future partner. This story revolves around a love triangle consisting of an ordinary girl and two boys that are complete opposites of each other.
Playing the role of the heroine is young and talented actress Aoi Morikawa, who has experience working in movies, dramas, and advertisements. She will play Nikasa Aoi, an average high school girl who is one day caught in a storm of feelings between her childhood friend Yuuto and her assigned partner. Secretly interested in Aoi is Yuuto Shiba, who will be played by Takumi Kitamura, lead vocal and guitarist in the dance-rock-band DISH//. And finally, there is Sousuke Takachiho, Aoi’s assigned partner, and a very mysterious and rather silent handsome guy. Kanta Sato of EXILE will play Sousuke.
The cast also left some comments for the fans.
‘Love is something you do with your heart while lying is something you do with your head. Connecting both of them with an “and” makes up the title of this movie. In this movie, both words are handled like one and while they rotate around each other, I hope I will be able to display Lies where we can see Love and Love where we can see Lies together.’
‘It is a solid story set in a pure world and mixes together various emotions like fragility and happiness. I had to cry at the end. I am happy I get to be a part of this production and can perform together with Aoi Morikawa and Kanta Sato.’
‘I am happy that I get to act alongside people who are from the same generation as me and perform in a human drama that has such a unique world and shows the hard life of high schoolers. I hope I manage to portray the delicate Sousuke, who has distanced himself from human relationships and grows through his meeting with Aoi and Shiba. We haven’t started filming yet, but the original story is a shounen love story and there is a lot of drama involved, so it can’t just be called a love story. I will give my best to show the unbalanced feelings of a teenager and hope it will be a work you can be satisfied with.’
We are looking forward to seeing how the three actors will charm the audience. Your heart may skip a beat at this love story between an ordinary girl and two handsome guys who are as different as day and night.
Official Website: koiuso.jp
Cast: Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura, Kanta Sato
Original Work: Musawo (serialized in the Weekly ’Manga Box’)