Kimi ni Todoke Live-Action Drama Set to Premiere Worldwide in March

The adaptation is co-produced by TV Tokyo and Netflix



With a new teaser visual, Netflix Japan announced today that the live-action drama adaptation of Karuho Shiina's romance shoujo manga Kimi ni Todoke is set to premire worldwide on March 30, 2023. The live-action drama adaptation is co-produced by TV Tokyo and Netflix, Takehiko Shinjo (Your Lie in April) and Takeo Kikuchi (Hello Goodbye) serve as co-director.


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In addition to the previously announced two main cast - Sara Minami as the main heroine Sawako Kuronuma and Ouji Suzuka as her love interest Shota Kazehaya, six additional cast members are also announced as below:


  • Kaito Sakurai as Ryu Sanada
  • Rinka Kumada as Ayane Yano
  • Riho Nakamura as Chizuru Yoshida
  • Naho Toda as Yoko Kuronuma
  • Hiroyuki Hirayama as Kitao Kuronuma
  • Shohei Miura as Kazuichi "Pin" Arai



The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret from 2006 to 2017 and compiled in 30 tankobon volumes. It won the Best Shoujo Manga award in Kodansha's 32nd Annual Manga Award in 2018, and was previously adapted into a 38-episode TV anime from 2009 to 2011 and a live-action feature film in 2010.


Under the title Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, its English edition was published by VIZ Media. The publisher describes its synopsis as below:


Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine...for a horror movie. With striking similarities to a haunting movie character--jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor--she's mistakenly called Sadako by those around her. But behind her scary façade is a very misunderstood teenager. Too shy to fit in, all she wants to do is make some friends. But when the most popular boy in class befriends her, she's sure to make more than just that--she's about to make some enemies too!






Manga tankobon 1st & 30th volume covers:



Source: Netflix Japan official Twitter


© Karuho Shiina/SHIEISHA, "Kimi ni Todoke" TV Tokyo 


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