Prepare your tissues ladies and gentlemen, because Your Lie in April, also known as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, is getting a new movie. To brace your feels even further, the official TOHO movie channel has started streaming a new teaser trailer for the film, which introduces us to the two main characters, Kaori and Kousei.
The video reveals that the manga-based live-action film is slated to premiere in Japan on 10 September 2016. Based on Naoshi Arakawa’s critically acclaimed musical manga, the movie will star Kento Yamazaki (Live-action Death Note TV series’ L) as Kousei Arima, a genius pianist who has fallen out of grace since the death of his mother. He will be starring alongside Suzu Hirose (live-action Chihayafuru’s Chihaya) as Kaori Miyazono, a perky violinist whose cheerful and outgoing demeanor is hiding something tragic.
Both the manga adaptation and the anime adaptation have been well received by fans and critics alike, and both mediums have drawn tears from both viewers and readers. Hence, this live-action movie adaptation is promising to leave audiences in tears as well.
Hirose studied how to play a violin, while Yamazaki studied how to play a piano prior to filming to really draw out the skill of the two musicians. So, are your tissues ready?