It is officially conformed today that 17-year-old fashion model/actress Suzu Hirose is set to play the protagonist Chihaya Ayase in the upcoming two-part live-action film adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's shoujo manga series Chihayafuru. It will be her first leading role in feature films. Hit the jump for more details.
It is legitimately confirmed in Japan today on April 13 with the wraparound band on the 27th volume that a live-action film adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's shoujo manga series Chihayafuru is in the works. Hit the jump for more details.
Josei manga magazine Be Love recently teased big Chihayafuru news for its 9th 2015 issue, on sale April 15th, but an early look at the series' 27th volume, due to be released April 13th, gave away the headline. The story of a young woman who grew up supporting her model older sister, but now wants to resume her own dream of becoming the world's best karuta card player will be getting a live-action adaptation.
Good news for karuta fans may be on the horizon as josei manga magazine Be Love is teasing an announcement concerning Chihayafuru for its 9th 2015 issue, on sale April 15th. Yuki Suetsugu's 26 volume, award-winning ongoing was adapted into 2011 and 2013 TV series, leading to speculation that the news might be a third anime series. More after the jump.