A live action movie adaptation has been confirmed for the hit shoujo manga Ichirei Shite, Kiss. The manga’s original author is Yacco Kaga, who is also known as the ‘Magician of Sex Appeal.’
Youta Mikami falls in love with his senior, third year high schooler An Kishimoto, while she is doing archery. This work is a heart-wrenching love story that depicts Youta’s everlasting, one-sided love towards An. Just like in the manga, the movie will actively portray the most stationary of Japan’s martial arts, Japanese Archery, while still depicting a sparkling romance story full of heart-pounding scenes.
Elaiza Ikeda is taking on the role of An Kishimoto. She is an exclusive model for the fashion magazine CanCam who has 500,000 followers on Twitter and is very popular amongst teenage girls. Youta Mikami, who falls in love with his senior An while she is doing archery, will be played by Masaki Nakao, who starred in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger as Zyuoh Eagle/Yamato Kazakiri.
The director of the movie is Takeshi Furusawa who is known for his delicate production style in his works, from romance movies such as Clover and Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu and horror films to making hits out of competing published works such as ReLIFE.
Filming is currently underway and is scheduled to finish in June 2017. We’re looking forward to the movie!
Live Action Movie ’Ichirei Shite, Kiss’
Main roles: Elaiza Ikeda, Masaki Nakao
Director: Takeshi Furusawa
Screenplay: Yukiyasu Asano
Original Work: Yacco Kaga – Ichirei Shite, Kiss (Published under Shogakukan’s Betsucomi Flower Comics)
Distribution: Tokyu Recreation
Production: ‘Ichirei Shite, Kiss’ Production Committee
Release: National Roadshow Fall 2017
Official website: http://shite-kiss.com/