A few days ago we got wind of the upcoming live-action film based on Kanan Minami's shoujo manga Kyou, Koi o Hajimemasu. Well, it looks like the lead roles of Tsubaki Hibino and Kyouta Tsubaki will be played by Emi Takei and Tori Matsuzaka, respectively.
Emi Takei (GOLD, live-action Rurouni Kenshin film's Kamiya Kaoru) had this to say about the role: "Kyou, Koi o Hajimemasu is like the only popular girls' manga that hasn't been adapted into a movie yet. I'm already happy enough that it is finally being adapted, but to actually be able to play the protagonist is really a big honor for me."
Tori Matsuzaka (GOLD, Asuko March!) on playing Kyouta: "It's a very precious work, focusing on the 'feeling of distance' between Tsubaki and Kyouta. Kyouta's character in the manga is really fascinating, from a guy's point of view. Including the scenes without any lines, I'd like to play this role to the best of my abilities."
Tsubaki Hibino loves giving others adorable hairstyles, she is relatively indifferent to romance and fashion. When the mean-spirited boy Kyouta teases her on the first day of high school, she responds by whipping out scissors and cutting off his long hair, kicking off a love-hate relationship between the two.
Though no release date is set, the film should open sometime in 2012. Any fans of the manga here? What do you think of these choices for the leads?