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.