The staff of the live-action film of Ichigo Takano’s Orange shōjo manga unveiled the film’s poster on Wednesday. The poster depicts the protagonist Takamiya Naho (Tao Tsuchiya) in both her present 16-year old and future 26-year old self.
The text on the poster reads:
In the spring of my second year of high school, I got a letter. The sender was was my future self.
The letter from ten years in the future will change my timid “present.”
The staff also revealed a production still from the movie, showing Takemiya Naho and Kakeru Naruse (Kento Yamazaki) holding a letter.
Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the original manga in North America, and it describes the manga’s story:
Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn’t take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru’s as well.
The film’s official website previously revealed the film’s main cast:
Tao Tsuchiya (live action Rurouni Kenshin, Library Wars) as Naho Takamiya, the manga’s shy protagonist who receives a letter from herself 10 years in the future.
Kento Yamazaki (Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Death Note live-action series) as Kakeru Naruse, the lonely boy that Naho has a crush on, and who Naho must save.
Ryō Ryūsei (Zyūden Sentai Kyoryuger) as Haruto Suwa, the soccer player who has feelings for Naho even as he supports her relationship with Kakeru
Hirona Yamazaki (Takashi Miike’s live-action As the Gods Will) as Takako Chino, the cool, big-sister-type classmate
Dōri Sakurada (The Prince of Tennis musicals’ Ryōma) as Saku Hagita, the strange, geeky classmate
Kurumi Shimizu (The Kirishima Thing) as Azusa Murasaka, the moodmaker of the group
Mitsujirō Hashimoto (Sprout) is directing the film after his Suzuki Sensei series received The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association’s top live-action series award, the Galaxy Awards, and other honors. Orange is his first feature film in the director’s chair. Arisa Kaneko (Densha Otoko film, Helter Skelter) wrote the scripts, and Yoshihide Otomo (Amachan, live-action Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru) composed the music. Filming will run from late August to early October in expansive shooting locations at Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto City — the real-life setting of the original manga.
The film will be completed by mid-November, and it will open throughout Japan on December 12.
Takano (Yume Miru Taiyō) began the shōjo manga in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, but moved it to Futabasha’s seinen magazine Monthly Action in 2013. Takano will end the manga in the October issue of Monthly Action on August 25. Futabasha published the fourth compiled volume of the manga on February 20. The series has more than 1.6 million copies in print. The manga series ranked at #5 in on Honya Club’s Top 15 Recommended Manga by Bookstores list for 2015.
Crunchyroll publishes the manga in English digitally. Seven Seas plans to release the series in two omnibus volumes, each compiling 2.5 of the Japanese volumes.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: Hirona Yamazaki’s spelling corrected. Thanks, #842519