Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kimi ni Todoke to be a Live-Action Film

Kimi ni Todoke to be a film!
Miura Haruma as Kazehaya Shota
(also starred at Bloody Monday, Gokusen 3, 14 sai no Haha, Samurai High School, Koizora, Akihabara@Deep)

Mikako Tabe as Kuronoma "Sadako" Sawako
(also starred as Fumo Chitai, Tsubasa, Yamada Taro Monogatari, Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni)

The "Kimi ni Todoke" live-action film now has a cast: actress Mikako Tabe (21) and actor Haruma Miura (19) will take on the starring roles. The movie was first revealed in January, though no details were known at the time.

The original manga by Karuho Shiina has sold more than 10 million copies over 10 volumes so far, and an animated version just finished airing on NTV. The story revolves around a shy and misunderstood high school girl named Sawako Kuronuma (Tabe), whose appearance resembles the character Sadako from the horror movie "Ringu." When Shota Kazehaya (Miura), one of the most popular boys in school, begins talking to her, her life completely changes.

Although the manga is still ongoing, the movie version is said to have an original ending. Shooting starts in late April, and the film is set to open in theaters on September 25. Naoto Kumazawa ("Rainbow Song," "DIVE!!") is directing.

Sources: Sports Hochi, Tokyograph, Oricon, Wikipedia, aramatheydidnt@lj

Also, check out this link (clicky!) that compares Miura Haruma to Kazehaya. ;) they're pretty much the same so he's really perfect for the job! XD


  1. oooh...

    demo, Haruma-san's pic there makes him so thin!

    Hope the jmovie will become successful...

  2. Was about to say, "Ohh, is that why he was featured in Ribon?" but then I realized that he was featured in Nakayoshi. >3>

    Anyway, I find Miura to be pretty much perfect, and though while I find Tabe very fitting, I wish she was prettier.

    They better cast someone drop dead gorgeous for Kurumi though.

  3. here's a prettier picture of mikako tabe :)

  4. I don't find Haruma cute o_o..... doesn't fit for Kazehaya for me....

  5. kazehaya-miura is perfect! but i dont like the actress for sawako. there are so many girls who fit better in her appearance and role...

  6. I think Haruma was the best choice for Kazehaya.. He's perfect in every way. And even though the girl (Tabe, right?) isn't the prettiest they could have found, I think she's exactly like Karuho Shiina-sensei pictured Sawako when she started writing her manga.
    And I'm sure the movie will be a BIG success!!

    (Haruma<3 yay!!)

  7. waaaah...haruma is so damn hot....hes perfect i think...

    tabe is kinda cute though and yeah hope they look for someone really gorgeous for him...but who knows..not to offend tabe's fans....

    this will definitely be on my watch-list!