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Posted 5/28/15 , edited 5/28/15
Fuji TV announced a 3rd remake of the Japanese TV drama, Minami kun No Koibito, and is going to air, later this year. They casted Taishi Nakagawa as the new Minami Susumu, and Maika Yamamoto (Assassination Classroom live action movie, as Kaede Kayano) as the new Chiyomi Horikiri . This time, the title is known as:

MINAMI KUN NO KOIBITO: MY LITTLE LOVER

Plot Summary:
Susumu Minami (Taishi Nakagawa) possesses good looks and does well academically in high school. Chiyomi Horikiri (Maika Yamamoto) is a bright girl who likes dancing. They were childhood friends and also their first loves, but after Susumu Minami’s father disappeared they hardly talk. On a storming night, Chiyomi Horikiri has an argument with her parents over her future course and leaves home. While trying to avoid the rain, Chiyomi Horikiri wishes that she go back to her childhood. Suddenly, Chiyomi becomes 15 cm. tall. Susumu Minami happens to see tiny Chiyomi Horikiri. She tells him that she doesn't want anyone else to see her and Susumu Minami takes her his home.


LEFT: Taishi Nakagawa, RIGHT: Maika Yamamoto

SOURCES: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20150527-00000012-nataliec-ent
http://asianwiki.com/Minami_kun_no_Koibito:_My_Little_Lover

Taishi Nakagawa's previous works: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taishi_Nakagawa
Maika Yamamoto's last work: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/09/07/first-photo-of-maika-yamamoto-as-kaede-kayano-in-assassination-classroom-live-action-film


What do you guys think of this interesting twist of a plot? Should Crunchyroll pick this up?

Discuss time!
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Posted 5/28/15
sound interesting, and it would be great if Crunchyroll got it
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Posted 8/14/15
New image of the series, with a description:

"Love with a 163-centimeter (64-inch) height difference." Uchida's original manga centered around third-year high school student Minami, and his girlfirend Chiyomi, who one day finds herself inexplicably shrunk to a height of 16 centimeters (6.3 inches). The manga chronicles their love and life as they live together.



The new show will differ from the manga by changing Minami's character from a quiet and gentle person into a handsome honors student. It will also change the manga's original ending into a new plot development. Chiyomi's height is also changed to 15 centimeters (5.9 inches), in proportion to Yamamoto's height.
Posted 8/24/15

jto1 wrote:

sound interesting, and it would be great if Crunchyroll got it


Agreed! I would add it to my queue like a shot of they do!

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Posted 8/24/15
According to the official facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/minamikun.koibito):

-The genre of this is Romantic comedy/Japanese drama
-The series will last only 10 episodes :(
-and, it'll be directed by Kazuya Konaka (Director of 5 Ultraman movies, but he also has done drama series like Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo)
Posted 8/25/15

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According to the official facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/minamikun.koibito):

-The genre of this is Romantic comedy/Japanese drama
-The series will last only 10 episodes :(
-and, it'll be directed by Kazuya Konaka (Director of 5 Ultraman movies, but he also has done drama series like Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo)


I'm already sold!!!

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Posted 9/3/15 , edited 9/3/15
First screencap of the new Minami kun series just surfaced!


And the start date is narrowed down to November, 2015!

Next week, September 8th, they'll air the preview of the series.

SOURCE: http://natalie.mu/comic/news/158989
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Posted 9/4/15
Another update for you guys!

A girl singing group, Yumemiru Adolescence, will have a new song for Minami kun no Koibito, called "Little Stories." Also, one member of the singing group will guest star in the upcoming series.

SOURCE: http://lineblog.me/yumeado/archives/42055208.html
Posted 9/6/15 , edited 9/6/15
I am really, truly and badly hoping that CR get the license for the rights to the airing of this one so much!!!
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Posted 9/9/15 , edited 9/11/15
Opening and Ending themes announced!

"To the Other Side of the Rainbow" by Amatsuki
WATCH SHORT VER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-d4lA08Z4

"However, On Your Side" by Ueno YuHana
WATCH SHORT VER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_rQtU8n7aA

SOURCE: http://www.musicman-net.com/artist/49890.html
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Posted 9/16/15 , edited 9/16/15
Another update:

This recent article interviews the couple, and Maika Yamamoto told interviewers that she was re-created in CGI and to play and act like a doll would.

This incarnation of Minami kun will be the first to use CGI!

SOURCE: http://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1523576
Posted 9/18/15
Really hoping this one will be part of CR's new Fall 2015 drama line-up
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Posted 9/29/15
Right now, there's a good chance CR may pick this show up, since many of Fuji TV's shows are on CR.
Posted 9/29/15

Darkury360 wrote:

Right now, there's a good chance CR may pick this show up, since many of Fuji TV's shows are on CR.


Great stuff!!! I shall be sure to keep my eye out for it then!!!

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Posted 10/15/15 , edited 10/19/15
New images arrive, courtesy of Amazon.co.jp, after it showed a preorder for the Bluray/DVD sets, that cost about $100 each!




First set (eps 1 ~5) will be released December 25th!
BD: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0160XKXXO/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_IJjiwb18TT64X
DVD: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0160XKY5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_hyjiwb1GRQQQ0

Second set (eps 6 ~ 10) will be released January 27th!
BD: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0160XKZCI/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_kzjiwb0VBSW8F
DVD: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0160XKXP2/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_4zjiwb1YHRSCB

EDIT 10/19/15
They dropped the price to $83.11 (BD), or $82.22 (DVD) each, plus they're known as the DIRECTOR'S CUT EDITIONS!! OOOOhhh! Me, likey to pre-order!
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