from tokyohive: “A still-cut from the live-action movie adaptation of “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” has just been revealed! As reported previously, popular manga “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” will get a live-action movie adaptation starring Takei Emi and Matsuzaka Tori. In the movie, Takei will play “Hibino Tsubaki”, a nerdy high school girl who’s indifferent towards love, while Matsuzaka will be “Hibiki Kyouta”, a big playboy who steals Tsubaki’s first kiss. Though it’s Takei and Matsuzaka’s third production together, they play the role of lovers for the first time in this film. Reportedly, their acting is so convincing that they’ve been called the “best couple in the Heisei era” (the current time period in Japan). Matsuzaka commented, “Though I was born in the Showa era [previous era that ended in 1989], I hope we deserve to be called as the ‘best couple’,” while Takei said, “I would be happy if people looked at our third production together as the ‘best couple from the Heisei era’, just like Yamaguchi Momoe-san and Miura Tomokazu-san.” According to Takei, she felt that the role “Tsubaki” is quite similar to herself. “I think that people could be sympathize with the parts where you gradually start changing when you fall in love, or where you become weaker after falling in love. I hope this movie makes people want to experience the same kind of love.” “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” is scheduled to be released sometime this winter.
Source & Image: eiga.com“
never heard of this manga, but it sounds pretty interesting! and i’m glad to see these two acting together again. i only saw them in Asuko March! but not in GOLD though. and these two seem to have chemistry working together, and i think it’s easier now that they have been working with one another previously. anyways, totally can’t wait for this live action to come out!