Toei revealed a trailer and the theme song artist for Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy, the live-action film of Miki Aihara's Hot Gimmick manga, on Tuesday . The video previews the theme song "Yoru ga Furiyamu Mae ni" (Before Night Stops Falling) by "virtual singer" Kafu. Vocaloid producer Iori Kanzaki composed, arranged, and wrote the lyrics for the song.
The film stars:
- Nogizaka46 member Miona Hori as Hatsumi Narita
- Hiroya Shimizu as Ryōki Tachibana
- Mizuki Itagaki as Azusa Odagiri
- Shōtarō Mamiya as Shinogu Narita
- Hiyori Sakurada as Akane Narita
- Kaisei Kamimura as Subaru Yagi
- Riho Yoshioka as Rina Katsuragi
Viz Media published the manga in English, and it describes the story:
In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else, and the apartment complex in which high-school girl Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumor mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy test because her popular sister Akane is late, Mrs. Tachibana's son, Ryoki, who used to bully Hatsumi as a kid, promises not to tell the world about Hatsumi's secret, only if she becomes his slave. Suddenly Azusa, Hatsumi's protector in their youth, reappears to save her again! He's moving back into the neighborhood! Despite the budding romance between Hatsumi and Azusa, Ryoki has control over her through the secret that could ruin the lives of everyone in Hatsumi's family, and he hasn't forgotten who his slave is!
Viz Media published the manga in 12 compiled volumes in 2003-2006, and then republished the series in four omnibus volumes in 2009. The company also published the Hot Gimmick S novel in 2007.
Source: Press release