The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou’s boys love manga LOVE STAGE!! has posted a 60-second teaser trailer including kiss scenes between its two protagonists, Izumi Sena (Mahiro Sugiyama) and Ryoma Ichijo (Hiroki Nakada).
In addition, the film’s theme song is provided by three-member Japanese rock band BREAKERZ. The band’s vocalist DAIGO is a younger brother of the manga’s story writer Eiki and is also cast as Shogo Sena in the film. He previously voiced the character in the manga’s TV anime adaptation aired in 2014.
Hiroki Inoue (40 Manbun no Ichi) is attached direct on a screenplay written by Eiki herself. The film is scheduled to be released in Japan during this year, and its premiere screening event is planned to be held at Seiryo Kaikan in Tokyo on February 2.
本作の主題歌は #BREAKERZ が担当することも発表されました????
— 映画『LOVE STAGE!!』 (@LOVESTAGE_movie) December 13, 2019
Izumi Sena: Mahiro Sugiyama (21/Sankaku Manami in Yowamusi Pedal stage play):
Ryoma Ichijo: Hiroki Nakada (32/Akshi Kuniyuki in Touken Ranbu musicals):
Rei Sagara: Shinichi Wagou (33/Jushimatsu Matsuno in Osomatsu-san stage play):
The manga was serialized in KADOKAWA’s bimonthly boys love-themed digital manga magazine CIEL from its July 2010 to September 2016 issues, then compiled in seven tankobon volumes. It was adapted into a ten-episode TV anime by J.C.STAFF, and all episodes are available on Crunchyroll. The TV anime’s synopsis is introduced as below:
Izumi was born in a family of celebrities. His father is a singer, his mother an artist, his older brother the lead vocalist for the popular band Crashers. Izumi himself, however, is just a nerdy college student. He loves the manga „Magical Girl Lala Lulu“ and dreams of becoming a manga writer himself. One day he is roped into filming a commercial where he wears a dress. Another actor on the set, Ryoma Ichijo, mistakes him for a woman and falls in love at first sight. As it turns out, though, they met ten years in the past. And Ryoma feelings don’t change when he finds out Izumi is a boy.
Manga tankobon 1st and 7th volume covers:
TV anime key visual:
©2020 „LOVE STAGE!!“ Production Committee
©Eiki EIKI, Taishi ZAOU/KADOKAWA
© 2014 Eiki EIKI, Taishi ZAOU/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA/LOVE STAGE!! Partners
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