The shojo manga Principal written by Ryo Ikuemi will become a live action movie. The title is Principal ~Koisuru Watashi wa Heroine Desu ka?~ and will be screened across Japan by Aniplex in 2018. Yuina Kuroshima and Nozomu Kotaki have been chosen for the lead roles.
Principal ~Koisuru Watashi wa Heroine Desu ka?~ was serialized in Cookie by Ryo Ikuemi from 2010 to 2013. There are 7 volumes in total and it became a hit manga with a circulation of 1.2 million.
Main protagonist Shima Sumitomo moves from Tokyo to Sapporo to live with her father after her parents divorce. What awaits her at her new high school are two attractive boys: Gen Tatebayashi and Wao Sakurai. Gen and Wao share no similarities. There is a rule among girls that ‘Gen and Wao are for everyone’ and if you break this rule, you will be ignored. Shima, who has lost interest in love due to what happened with her parents starts to get attracted to Gen and Wao…
Shima will be played by Yuina Kuroshima, who also starred in the 2016 summer drama series The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and will star in the March 2017 movie Sagrada Reset: Kako wo Torimodosu –First Part.
Nozomu Kotaki, a member of Johnny’s WEST, will play Gen Tatebayashi. Gen is a cool guy with a bad mouth, but he sometimes shows kindness. That contrast is one of the charms of Gen Tatebayashi.
Tetsuo Shinohara will be directing the movie. He is known for films such as Tsuki to Cabbage and Chikatetsu ni Notte, as well as the upcoming historical movie Hana Ikusa which will star famed kyogen actor Mansai Nomura. Yukiko Mochiji of Kuchibiru ni Uta wo and Aozora Yell is writing the screenplay. All scenes will be shot in Hokkaido, the setting of the manga.
Live Action Movie ‘Principal ~Koisuru Watashi wa Heroine Desu ka?~’
To be screened across Japan in 2018
Director : Tetsuo Shinohara
Script : Yukiko Mochiji
Cast : Yuina Kuroshima, Nozomu Kotaki (Johnny’s WEST)
Distribution : Aniplex
Shooting : During March (some will be taken in June) / all scenes are to be shot in Hokkaido