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  • Live-action Meiji Tokyo Renka TV series and film reveals trailer

    Broccoli’s Meiji Tokyo Renka romance visual novel is currently having its TV anime adaptation airing in Japan. Not only that, but it will also be having its own live-action TV series adaptation, as well as a live-action film. And now, the live-action adaptation’s staff have revealed a brand new trailer:

    Seiyuu KENN, who voices Shunsou Hishida in the original visual novel, as well as the theme song performer for the TV anime, is also performing the film’s theme song. In fact, the trailer previews that very song, which is titled “Ichiya no Eien ni Kimi Omou“.

    The TV series will premiere on 9th April via various Japanese TV stations, as well as on the streaming service U-NEXT. As for the film, it will premiere sometime later this year, after the TV series finishes its broadcast run. The film will star:

    • Rikki Ihara as Mei Ayazuki
    • Yutaka Kobayashi as Charlie
    • Shuuto Miyazaka as Oogai Mori
    • Makaha Takahashi as Shunsou Hishida
    • Taiki Yamazaki as Otojirou Kawakami
    • Toman as Kyouka Izumi
    • Yuuki Kubota as Gorou Fujita
    • Tetsuya Iwanaga as Yakumo Koizumi
    • Shouta Matsushima as Tousuke Iwasaki

    Broccoli first launched Meiji Tokyo Renka as a mobile game in 2011. It would then go on to become one of the most successful otome games ever. It first received an anime film in 2015, before getting its current TV anime this season.

    The otome game follows ordinary high school student Mei Ayazuki, who one day gets transported to the Meiji period by a mysterious magician named Charlie. There, she meets plenty of historical figures… who somehow fall in love with her.



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