VIDEO: Latest Trailer for "Heroine Shikkaku" Live-Action Film

Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (Handsome Suit, Sadako 3D)

Cinema Today has released a new 30-second trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Momoko Kouda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shoujo manga, featuring the theme song "Torisetsu" performed by 26-year old singer Kana Nishino. The title of the song is short for "Toriatsukai Setsumeisho" (instruction manual).


The based manga was serialized in Shueisha's monthly shoujo manga magazine Bessatsu Margaret from March 2010 to March 2013, then compiled in 10 tankobon volumes. The story centers on a high school girl Hatori Matsuzaki, who has believed that she is the one and only heroine destined to marry her childhood friend Rita Terasaka. However, out of the blue, he starts dating with his quite classmate girl Miho Adachi. While having a hard time taking him back, a handsome boy Kousuke Hiromitsu also starts approaching Hatori passionately. Who should she choose, the boy whom she loves or the boy who loves her?


25-year-old fashion model/actress Mirei Kiritani plays the high school girl protagonist, alongside

Kento Yamazaki as Rita, Kentaro Sakaguchi as Kousuke, Miwako Azuma as Miho. Tsutomu Hanabusa

(Handsome Suit, Sadako 3D) attaches to direct the September 19 release film.



New trailer


Poster visual



Manga 1st and 2nd volume covers


© Momoko Kouda/Shueisha


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