Never heard of Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)? Then you are no friend of mine and you might as well return those books I lent you. If you have heard if it, then you already know that it's a charming manga turned anime created by Kazune Kawahara and drawn by Aruko. The story revolves around the love life of two high schoolers and is seriously one of the most charming stories you will ever read or watch. The series even won Best Shojo Manga (girls comic) during the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2013. Don't let the shojo label scare you, it's great for all readers.
The manga and anime have been pretty popular and now we get a look at the full trailer for the upcoming live action adaption. Ryohei Suzuki gained 60 lbs for the role which makes you hope the movie is great and that his efforts weren't wasted. The films cast includes:
- Ryohei Suzuki (Gatchaman) as Takeo Gōda
- Mei Nagano (Rurouni Kenshin) as Rinko Yamato
- Kentarō Sakaguchi (Umimachi Diary) as Makoto Sunakawa
- Yasufumi Terawaki (Boogiepop and Others) and Yutaka Gōda (Takeo's father)
- Sawa Suzuki (Aibō) as Yuriko Gōda (Takeo's mother)
Viz Media which publsihes the manga in North America describes the story:
Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
[source Comic Natalie]