Big news is announced for Io Sakisaka’s Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare (思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ) manga as both an anime film and a live-action film adaptation are confirmed to be released.
The anime film is set to open in May 2020 and will be produced by A-1 Pictures, which is acclaimed for making various anime films including Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky, and Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic.
The live-action film adaption will be directed by Takahiro Miki, who has directed for My Teacher and My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday. It is slated to open on August 2020.
The live-action film stars (from left to right in the image above) Eiji Akaso as Kazuomi, Minami Hamabe as Akari, Riko Fukumoto as Yuna and Takumi Kitamura as Rio.
▍About Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
The story focuses on two girls whose stances on love are polar opposites. Yuna Ichihara is in the spring before her first year of high school and is pained to be separated from her best friend Sacchan who is moving away. On her way to the train station, she is stopped by a random girl who asks her for money for her train fare. Although Yuna is somewhat afraid and reluctant, she gives the girl money, who in turn give Yuna her bracelet as a promise she will meet her tomorrow to pay her back.
On the same day, Yuna runs twice into a boy who looks like the idolized prince of her childhood. After the girl, named Akari, returns Yuna’s money, they head home together only to find out that they live in the same apartment building. The girls instantly become friends. However, they find that they explore love in completely different ways, and Yuna may be in love with Akari’s brother and Akari in love with Yuna’s childhood friend.
Sakisaka launched the manga in June 2015. Shueisha published the 11th volume on February 25 and will publish the 12th and final volume in June. The series has topped 4.5 million copies, including those offered through digital services.