Sekai no Owari to Perform Live-Action "Princess Jellyfish" Theme

Manga adaptation planned for December

The upcoming live-action Princess Jellyfish movie is adding a bit of rock to its repertoire with band Sekai no Owari (aka End of the World) signed on to perform theme "Mermaid Rhapsody."



The adaptation of Akiko Higashimura's Kurage Hime/Princess Jellyfish manga features 20-year-old actress Rena Nounen as the lead, jellyfish otaku girl Tsukimi Kurashita. Nounen gained a national popularity by her portrayal as Aki Amano in the 2013 NHK Asadora Amachan. The story revolves around her with other various type of otaku residents at Amamizukan, a retro-style apartment building in Tokyo.


Taisuke Kawamura, who previously worked on several live-action adaptations based on popular manga series including Nodame Cantabile (Saishu Gakusho Kou-Hen in 2010), Kochikame - The Movie: Save The Kachidoki Bridge! (2011), and Himitsu no Akko-chan (2012), directs the film with a script by Toshiya Ohno (Suite PreCure♪, Gatchaman Crowds).


The live-action film Kurage Hime/Princess Jellyfish opens in Japan on December 27.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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