©2016 Fuji Television Network / Kodansha / Toho
© Naoshi Arakawa / KODANSHA

Anime Pilipinas has obtained a survey from the theater chain SM Cinema, which asked Japanese anime fans and movie goers if they would consider watching the live-action movie adaptation of You Lie in April in cinemas.

The survey also listed possible SM Cinema branches where the movie can be screened.


To participate on the movie survey, simply click this link and fill up the information: 


©2016 Fuji Television Network / Kodansha / Toho © Naoshi Arakawa / KODANSHA
©2016 Fuji Television Network / Kodansha / Toho
© Naoshi Arakawa / KODANSHA

Kosei Arima won numerous piano competitions while under the strict watch of his mother. He was known as the human metronome during that time. Since the death of his mother, Kosei Arima has been unable to hear the sound of his piano. Kosei Arima then meets Kaori Miyazono through childhood friend Tsubaki Sawabe. Kaori Miyazono plays the violin and has a free spirit. Since meeting her, Kosei Arima is able to face the piano again. Meanwhile, Kaori holds a secret. (Synopsis from IMDB)

Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) is a theatrical film based on the highly-popular manga series by Naoshi Arakawa, which was published by Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine from April 2011 to February 2015 and has a total of 11 volumes.

The manga also has an anime adaptation, which was aired in the Philippines on Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv last April.


The film is directed by Takehiko Shinjo, who also directed the 2011 movie adaptation of Paradise Kiss, while screenplay was made by Yukari Tatsui.

The movie premiered in Japanese cinemas last September 10, which was in third place on its opening weekend. It earned ¥244,602,900 (about PHP114 million) in gross with 200,036 tickets sold.

The lead cast of the movie are Kento Yamazaki (“Kyouya Sata”, Wolf Girl and Black Prince live-action movie) as Kosei Arima and Suzu Hirose (“Chihaya Ayase”, Chihayafuru live-action movies) as “Kaori Miyazono”.


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