King & Prince member Ren Nagase-starring film opens in Japan today
On its theatrical release day in Japan, the official website for the live-action film adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's road bicycle racing-themed sports manga Yowamushi Pedal posted a 90-second new clip including the first 60-second footage of the beginning of the film.
The clip introduces the protagonist Sakamichi Onoda, portrayed by 21-year-old Ren Nagase (Johnny & Associates' boy idol group King & Prince member), is biking up the hill to Sohoku High School, humming and gradually singing the movie version of "Koi no Hime Hime Pettanko." The song is the OP theme for Love☆Hime, Sakamichi's favorite anime series in the story. It was previously sung by Yukari Tamura for the anime and Haruko Momoi for the stage play, but the singer of the movie version has not yet been revealed.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Koichiro Miki (Anonymous Noiselive-action film)-directed film is released in Japan today on August 14, 2020, as scheduled.
Message from the Team Sohoku members:
90-second full trailer:
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