HEROtv teased No Longer Heroine live-action movie premiere

The story about a High school girl who has a crush on her childhood friend, believing that she will eventually be chosen as the "heroine", but complications arises.

Filipino language anime channel HEROtv has announced in a teaser post on social media Monday that the live-action movie No Longer Heroine (Heroine Shikkaku) is set to premiere on the channel soon.

The movie will be in addition to previously announced anime titles, including Tanaka-kun is Always Listless and Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.

The premiere date and time of the movie will be announced at a later date.


© Momoko Koda / Shueisha
© NO LONGER HEROINE Movie Production Committee

Hatori Matsuzaki is a female high school student. She has a crush on her childhood friend Rita Terasaka and believes he will eventually choose her as her heroine, but Rita Terasaka begins dating Miho Adachi. Meanwhile, the most popular male student, Kosuke Hiromitsu takes an interest in Hatori Matsuzaki. (Synopsis from AsianWiki)

No Longer Heroine (Heroine Shikkaku) is a live-action movie adaptation of a Japanese romance manga series, written and illustrated by Momoko Koda, which was published by Shueisha in Bessatsu Margaret magazine from March 2010 to March 2013. The manga has a total of nine (9) volumes.

The live-action adaptation was directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, who also directed Sadako 3D movie in 2012, and its sequel the following year. Erika Yoshida, who created the novel Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl, written the script for the movie. The movie was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures (Japan), which was released in Japanese cinemas in 2015.

The movie is starring Mirei Kiritani (“Aguri Yukimura”, Assassination Classroom live-action movie) as “Hatori Matsuzaki”, Kento Yamazaki (“Shuusei Kugayama”, L-DK live-action movie), and Kentaro Sakaguchi (“Jun Moriyama”, At Home) as “Kosuke Hiromitsu”.