L♡DK Live Action Movie from Toei this April
Popular Romance Manga Adapted as Feature Film
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: love-ldk.jp (Japan)
One day, Aoi was forced to live with Shuusei, the most popular boy from her school.
He’s an annoying roommate, she thought… at first.
But, suddenly, the relationship between two less-than-friends began to grow into something more.
Toei will release the live action film L♡DK – LIVING TOGETHER (Ｌ・ＤＫ ラブ同居, Ｌ・ＤＫ Rabu Dookyo) in theaters across Japan on April 12th. The movie is based on the manga series L♡DK (エルディーケー, Erudiikee) by Ayu Watanabe, which debuted in the March 2009 issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend magazine. The manga has sold more than 3.4 million copies as of November 2013, and was named the top shojo (girls) manga by Media Factory’s Da Vinci magazine “E-Book Award 2013”.
L♡DK is directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura, who previously helmed the films NODAME CANTABILE THE MOVIE II (のだめカンタービレ 最終楽章 後編, Nodame Kantabire Saishuu Gakushou-Kouhen, 2010) and AKKO-CHAN: THE MOVIE (映画 ひみつのアッコちゃん, Eiga Himitsu no Akko-chan, 2012). Lead actress Ayame Gouriki also starred in the live action GATCHAMAN (ガッチャマン, 2013) and KUROSHITSUJI/BLACK BUTLER (黒執事, 2014) movies, while Kento Yamazaki’s credits include ANOTHER (アナザー, Anazaa, 2012) and LOVE FOR BEGINNERS (今日、恋をはじめます, Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu, 2012).
After her parents move away, high school student Aoi Nishimori (Ayame Gouriki) lives alone in an apartment near her school. Her next door neighbor is Shuusei Kugayama (Kento Yamazaki), known as the “prince” of the school due to his popularity with the girls. But Shuusei always rejects their declarations of love, including those of Aoi’s best friend, Moe Shibuya (Rei Okamoto).
One day, Shuusei’s apartment is damaged in a fire. Despite her negative feelings towards Shuusei over his treatment of Moe, Aoi allows him to secretly stay with her so he will not have to drop out of school. At first, Shuusei gets on Aoi’s nerves but his relaxed, lighthearted personality begins to win her over. But when senior Wataru Sanjo (Ren Kiriyama) asks her out and Shuusei’s ex-girlfriend Satsuki Mizuno (Anna Ishibashi) returns, Aoi has to decide how she truly feels for her roommate.
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: April 12, 2014
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Aoi Nishimori: Ayame Gouriki
Shuusei Kugayama: Kento Yamazaki
Ryosuke Sato: Akiyoshi Nakao
Moe Shibuya: Rei Okamoto
Reiko Takashima (special appearance)
Soju Kugayama: Seiji Fukushi
Wataru Sanjo: Ren Kiriyama
Satsuki Mizuno: Anna Ishibashi
Teacher Onda: Fujii Takashi
Kazumi Hoshino: Miho Shiraishi
Director: Yasuhiro Kawamura
Original Sory: L♡DK by Ayu Watanabe (Kodansha Bessatsu Friend magazine)
Screenplay: Yuko Matsuda
Producer: Chikako Nakabayashi
Cinematographer: Yoshihiro Kitayama
Editor: Hiroshi Matsuo
Visual Effects: Hajime Matsumoto
Costumes: Ide Tamami
Music: Koji Endo
Theme: “June Days” by Honey L Days
Production Company: Dream Plus
Co-Production: Booster Project
“L♡DK” Production Committee: Toei, Kinoshita Group, TV Asahi, Kodansha, Toei Video, Oscar Promotion, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Bandai Visual, Dream Plus
Publicity: Oscar Promotion Co., Ltd.
© 2014 “L♡DK” Production Committee