Adaptation based on “heartrending love story” manga by Jun Mayuzuki hits theaters in Japan on May 25, 2018
Love confessions are never easy even in the best of circumstances, and the circumstances are hardly the best in the new trailer for After the Rain (known in Japan as Koi wa Ameagari no You ni), an upcoming live-action film adaptation of the “heartrending love story” manga by Jun Mayuzuki about a 17 year old former track star who falls in love with the 45 year old manager of a family restaurant.
The story of After the Rain follows Akira Tachibana (played by Nana Komatsu), a 17 year old 2nd year high school student who is known for her cool and emotionally detached demeanor. Akira is the star of her high school track team until an injury ends her athletic career. Feeling adrift and directionless, Akira secretly falls in love with Masami Kondo (played by Yo Oizumi), the hapless, middle-aged manager at the family restaurant where she works part-time. Like Akira, the 45 year old Masami was also forced by circumstances to abandon his dreams.
The original manga Koi wa Ameagari no You ni is serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits seinen manga magazine. The After the Rain live-action film is directed by Akira Nagai and also stars Nana Seino, Hayato Isomura, and Shono Hayama. After the Rain hits theaters in Japan on May 25, 2018.
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