Adaptation of Junko Tamura's romantic comedy manga will hit theaters November 2019
A live-action film adaptation of Junko Tamura's romantic comedy manga Dosukoi! Sukehira (based on an original story by Tomohide Kiyoshi) is confirmed to be released in Japan in November 2019. 25-year-old Jiyoung, a former member of the South Korean girl group KARA, is cast as its protagonist Ayane Sukehira, who transforms from a 100 kg girl to a slender girl.
This will be her third appearance in a live-action film adaptation of popular Japanese manga, following Irina Jelavić in the two Assassination Classroom (2015, 2016) films, and Itori in the upcoming Tokyo Ghoul 2 to be released in July 2019.
The protagonist Ayane Sukehira moved to Italy to live surrounded by her favorite sweet, chocolate. After being involved in an accident and waking up from a coma, she finds herself transformed into a slender girl that would be the envy of others.
The filming was already done last summer. Jiyoung needed three hours to wear a fat suit to play the character in the film. The official Twitter for the film opens today with thee photos of her.
Manga 1st and 2nd tankobon volume covers:
(c)2019 Movie "Dosukoi! Sukehira" Production Committee
(c)Tomohide Kiyoshi, Junko Tamura/Kodansha