Kouichi Tsutaya to Compose Live-Action Peach Girl Film’s Music
The official website of the live-action film adaptation of Miwa Ueda‘s Peach Girl manga revealed on Tuesday that Kouichi Tsutaya will compose the music for the film.
Tsutaya has produced music for groups such as Ikimono-gakari, Kaela Kimura, back number, Kenshi Yonezu, and Akai Ko-en. He worked with YUKI to compose and arrange the opening theme songs for the Honey and Clover anime, composed Flow‘s opening theme song for the Code Geass anime, arranged Chara’s ending theme song for the Kimi no Todoke anime, and arranged Superfly‘s theme song for the Tales of Zestiria the X anime. He also composed the music for the Konchū Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch – Yūki no Melody anime film.
The film’s cast includes:
Mei Nagano (live-action Rurouni Kenshin) as Sae Kashiwagi
Mackenyu (live-action Chihayafuru) as Kazuya “Tōji” Tōjigamori
In addition, idol group Hey!Say!JUMP’s Kei Inoo will play Kairi in his first film role
The film will premiere in Japan in 2017. Koji Shintoku will direct the film.
The manga centers on an average high school girl named Momo whom everyone thinks sleeps around because of her tanned skin. The actual reason she is so tanned is because she was on the swim team and tans very easily. She has a crush on Toji, a boy whom she’s heard only likes non-tanned girls. Momo has low self-esteem and tries to remake herself into someone she thinks Toji would like, but she has a “friend” named Sae who enjoys going behind Momo’s back and making her life miserable.
The original shojo manga ran in Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Friend magazine from its October 1997 issue through its January 2004 issue. Ueda also published a spinoff manga, Peach Girl: Sae’s Story, in 2005. Tokyopop published both the original manga and the spinoff in North America, but split the original manga into two separate series: Peach Girl and Peach Girl: Change of Heart. Ueda launched a sequel manga series titled Peach Girl Next in Kodansha‘s Be-Love magazine on August 12.
The series inspired a live-action drama in Taiwan in 2001 and a Japanese television anime in 2005. Funimation released the anime adaptation.
Source: Comic Natalie