The HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wo Seishun Suru “concert band youth mystery” novels by Sei Hatsuno, which have already inspired this season’s HaruChika anime, are now getting a live-action movie adaptation. The main announcements have already been sparked up with the lead cast. Starring as Haruta, there’s the Sexy Zone idol group member Shori Sato, also of One Piece Episode of Nami: Kokaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna, and starring beside her as Chika is the Rev. from DV idol Kanna Hashimoto (pictured right).
Blindly in Love director Masahide Ichii is directing the film, and it’s due to begin principal photography in April. The plan for the project is to bring it to cinemas in Japan in 2017.