Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura have been cast in a live-action movie adaptation of Io Sakisaka's manga Strobe Edge directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. This marks the fourth time they've worked together, having both recently appeared in the TV dramas Amachan, Starman: Kono Hoshi no Koi, and Yowakutemo Katemasu.
Sakisaka's Strobe Edge manga was originally serialized in Bessatsu Margaret from 2007-2009 and has sold over 4.5 million copies. It's classified as a school romance story themed around the idea that everyone has an unrequited love in their life.
Arimura will play Ninako Kinoshita, a high school freshman with no experience in love. Fukushi will play Ren Ichinose, a boy from Kinoshita's school who's popular with all the girls. After Ninako meets Ren on a train during their commute home, she starts encountering him more regularly and gradually develops feelings for him. However, Ren already has an older girlfriend. While the story centers on the growing relationship of these two main characters, it also depicts several unrequited crushes involving their friends.
Additional co-stars include Yuki Yamada as Ren's popular friend Takumi Ando, Arisa Sato as Ren's girlfriend Mayuka Korenaga, Jingi Irie as Ninako's childhood friend Daiki Korenaga, and Yuina Kuroshima as younger student Mao Sugimoto.
Edited by meoinkie2, 19 August 2014 - 06:34 AM.