So, this escalated pretty quickly.
Earlier today, the official website for the live-action Nisekoi movie updated with a new trailer and two poster visuals.
We break the details down below.
The 30-second teaser offers a brief overview of the main plot, while introducing the core cast members. The teaser ends with Raku and Chitoge literally butting heads as the scene cuts to black.
The two posters present two takes on a photo. The first features Raku and Chitoge all smiles, and hugging casually. The second sees the two locked in bitter life-or-death combat. Chitoge appears to be winning, as she has Raku caught in a headlock.
Nisekoi‘s live-action movie opens on December 21.
The feature will star the following:
- Raku Ichijo: Kento Nakajima
- Chitoge Kirisaki: Ayami Nakajo
- Kosaki Onodera: Natsumi Ikema
- Marika Tachibana: Haruka Shimazaki
- Claude: DAIGO
- Shū Maiko: Yūta Kishi
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.
Sources: Comic Natalie