It’s time to meet the real people behind this false love story.

Earlier today, the live-action Nisekoi film’s staff unveiled the first cast members for the project. The feature will star the following:

  • Raku Ichijo: Kento Nakajima
  • Chitoge Kirisaki: Ayami Nakajo

Nakajo noted that she’ll dye her hair blonde for the role. A promotional photo for the film was also revealed, which you can check out below:

The image mirrors an iconic illustration from the original work:

The live-action Nisekoi movie will hit Japanese theaters in December 2018.

The film is based on Naoshi Komi’s manga of the same name. The series ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from November 2011 through August 2016, spanning 25 compiled volumes. Viz Media currently holds the domestic right to the series in North America. They describe the title as:

It’s hate at first sight… rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival’s daughter – who just so happens to be Chitoge!

However, Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, but he can’t even remember her name or face!

Nisekoi also inspired an anime TV series, which hit Japanese TV in the Winter 2014 broadcast season. Akiyuki Shinbo (Monogatari series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) served as Chief Director on the project, while Naoyuki Tatsuwa (Gourmet Girl Graffiti) directed the title at Shaft. Nobuhiro Sugiyama (March comes in like a lion, Arakawa Under the Bridge) provided character designs for the show, while Shinbo and Fuyashi Tou (Bakemonogatari, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) collaborated on series composition.

The title ran for two seasons and an OVA. Aniplex of America currently holds the domestic rights to the Nisekoi anime series.

Source: Comic Natalie