After the live-action movie of Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya Sama: Love is War made its debut on television, two of the main cast members announced that the sequel will premiere in Japan this summer. The title of the live-action sequel is Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai 2: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen.
When Will the Sequel Come Out?
The promo video by TOHO shows cast members Shō Hirano (Miyuki Shirogane) and Kanna Hashimoto (Kaguya Shinomiya) announcing the film’s opening date on August 20.
The promo video by TOHO revealed that Shō Hirano and Kanna Hashimoto will reprise their roles as Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, respectively. Hayato Sano (Yū Ishigami) and Nana Asakawa (Chika Fujiwara) are also returning. Live-action director, Hayato Kawai, and scriptwriter, Yūichi Tokunaga, are also returning for the sequel movie.
Can the Sequel Compete With Kaguya Sama: Love is War?
The first live-action adaptation was released in Japanese cinemas on September 6, 2019. The two-hour film was directed by Hayato Kawai (live-action My Love Story!!, Nisekoi) who will also be returning to direct the sequel.
The 2019 live-action adaptation of Kaguya Sama: Love is War was a box-office success with over 1.66 million tickets sold and a recording result of more than 2 billion yen (approximately 15.87 million euros). On its first weekend, the film ranked first place in Japanese cinema charts.
The first film starred King & Prince idol group member Shō Hirano as Miyuki Shirogane, Kanna Hashimoto as Kaguya Shinomiya, Hayato Sano as Yū Ishigami, Natsumi Ikema as Nagisa Kashiwagi, Nana Asakawa as Chika Fujiwara, Yūtarō as Tsubasa, Mayu Hotta as Ai Hayasaka, Masahiro Takashima as Miyuki’s father, and Jiro Sato as narrator, Shōzō Tanuma.
The anime TV series, Kaguya Sama: Love is War, released its second season in 2020. The anime will get a third season as well as an original video anime (OVA) project. The OVA will launch sometime in 2021.
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