TOHO began streaming a teaser video on Tuesday for the live-action film adaptation of Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga.
The film will open on September 6. King & Prince idol group member Shō Hirano (seen left in image below) will play Miyuki Shirogane, and Kanna Hashimoto (right) will play Kaguya Shinomiya.
Hayato Kawai (live-action My Love Story!!, Nisekoi) is directing the film. Yūichi Tokunaga (live-action Tonde Saitama, Princess Jellyfish series) is penning the script. Principal photography for the film was scheduled begin in March and end in April.
Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
All's fair when love is war!
Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!
Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!
Akasaka began the series in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in May 2015 but moved it to Young Jump in March 2016. The 14th volume shipped on March 19. Viz Media released the seventh volume on March 5.
The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered on January 12 and ended on March 31. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow.
The manga has inspired two spinoff series. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Dōjin-ban (Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Dōjin Edition) by Shinta Sakayama launched on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website last June. Kaguya-sama o Kataritai (I Want to Talk With Kaguya) by G3 Ida launched in Young Jump last July.
Sources: TOHO's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie