The release schedule for animated films in Japan got delayed due to the pandemic, and movies like A Whisker Away had decided to release online. But now that restrictions in the country are being relaxed, films are announcing a return to the theatres.
Love Me, Love Me Not was initially slated for a May 29 release, but TOHO postponed the film until further notice due to the pandemic.
The official website and Twitter account for Love Me, Love Me Not announced on July 18 that the movie will debut in Japanese theatres on September 18.
The release date for the animated movie ” Love Me, Love Me Not ” has been decided!
The other day, we announced the postponement of publication due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection,
It has been decided to newly open on Friday, September 18 🌸
It will take about two months until the release, so please continue to support us!English Translation, Twitter Translate
A trailer with the new release date was also released on TOHO animation’s Youtube channel.
Toshimasa Kuroyanagi will direct the film at A-1 Pictures with Erika Yoshida writing the script. Yuu Yamashita has been credited with the character designs n while Yuuji Nomi is composing the music.
The film will star:
- Marika Suzuki as Yuna Ichihara
- Megumi Han as Akari Yamamoto
- Sōma Saitō as Kazuomi Inui
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Rio Yamamoto
- Kikuko Inoue and Hideyuki Tanaka as Akari’s parents
- Aya Hisakawa and Kazuhiko Inoue as Yuna’s parents
- Shun Horie as Akari and Yuna’s classmate
- Ayane Sakura as Akari and Yuna’s classmate
Love Me, Love Me Not will also receive a separate Live-action premiering on August 14 in Japanese theatres.
The live-action film adaptation will feature Minami Hamabe as Akari Yamamoto, Takumi Kitamura as Rio Yamamoto, Riko Fukumoto as Yuna Ichihara, and Eiji Akaso as Kazuomi Inui. Takahiro Miki will be directing the film with Miki and Yōko Yonaiyama writing the script.
About Love, Me, Love Me Not
Love Me, Love Me Not is a manga by Io Sakisaka that began serialization in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret from June 13, 2015. The manga concluded with 12 compiled volumes on May 13, 2019.
The story revolves around Yuna Ichihara, who is about to enter her first year of high school and doesn’t want to be separated from her best friend Sacchan, who is moving away.
One day on her way to the train station, she gets stopped by a random girl who asks her for money to pay her train fare. The girl gives Yuna her bracelet as a promise to pay her back tomorrow.
The girl reveals herself to be Akari and returns Yuna her money. They head home together only to find out that they live in the same apartment building and become friends.
However, they soon find out Yuna may be in love with Akari’s brother and Akari in love with Yuna’s childhood friend.
Source: TwitterOriginally Written By Epic Dope