Kimi ni Todoke will be coming to your screens once again! On Tuesday, Netflix and TV Tokyo unveiled a new teaser image, additional cast members, and the March 30 worldwide Netflix premiere date for the live-action series adaptation of Karuho Shiina’s Kimi ni Todoke – From Me to You manga.
Here are the new cast members announced for the live-action of Kimi ni Todoke so far:
- Kaito Sakurai as Ryuu Sanada
- Rinka Kumada as Ayane Yano
- Riho Nakamura as Chizuru Yoshida
- Naho Toda as Yoko Kuronuma (Sawako’s Dad)
- Hiroyuki Hirayama as Kitao Kuronuma (Sawako’s Mom)
- Shohei Miura as Kazuichi Arai
Mean while, the main lead of the Nextflix adaptation of Kimi ni Todoke includes Sara Minami (Ride or Die, The Good Father) playing Sawako Kuronuma and Oji Suzuka (The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye, Horimiya) playing as Shota Kazehaya.
The show is a collaboration between TV Tokyo and Netflix. The film is directed by Takehiko Shinj (live-action Your Lie in April, I Give My First Love to You, Beyond the Memories) and Takeo Kikuchi (live-action Tokyo Alice, Hello, Goodbye, Tais Shiy yo). The scripts are being written by Hayato Miyamoto.
The manga follows Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako (from The Ring) because her long black hair and pale complexion give her a melancholy appearance. Shta Kazahaya develops a friendship with Sawako that blooms into passion.
Shiina started writing the main Kimi ni Todoke manga in Bessatsu Margaret in 2006 and finished it in November 2017. In March 2018, Shueisha released the manga’s 30th and final compiled book volume. From April 2018 until May 2022, Shiina published the Kimi ni Todoke Bangaihen Unmei no Hito (Kimi ni Todoke Spinoff: Soulmate) spinoff manga in Bessatsu Margaret.
The series has continuously rated among Japan’s best-selling manga. The English version of the manga is published by Viz Media, and the 30th volume was released in December 2018.
Both seasons of the television anime adaptation were released on home video by NIS America. In 2010, a live-action film adaption was released in Japan.
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