NiziU’s Theme Song Featured in Lovesick Ellie Live-Action Film’s Trailer
The official site of the real-life adaptation movie for Fujimomom’s Lovesick Ellie (also known as Koi Wazurai no Ellie) manga recently unveiled an extensive trailer of the film. The trailer offers a glimpse and soundbite of the film’s original song, “Sweet Nonfiction,” performed by the all-girl band NiziU.
The movie is set to release in Japan on March 15.
Starring in the film is Ryubi Miyase (from live-action Ushijima the Loan Shark, Ya Boy Kongming!), who takes on the role of Akira Ohmi. Nanoka Hara, known from Suzume‘s leading character and live-action Wave, Listen to Me!, is portrayed as Eriko Ichimura. Both actors had previously shared the screen in the live-action TV series Night Doctor and Murai in Love.
Eriko Ichimura leads an inconspicuous high school life. Her solitary hobby is watching the handsome, silver-tongued Akira “Omi-kun” Ohmi, and sharing her daily fantasies about him on Twitter under “Lovesick @Ellie.” In an unexpected turn of events, she happens to uncover Omi-kun’s true self — and to make matters worse, he discovers her embarrassing Twitter account too! This intriguing romantic tale features a normal yet lewd girl, a two-faced boy!
Fujimomo started the manga in Kodansha‘s Dessert magazine back in July 2015, and it came to a close in May 2020. The final compiled 12th volume of the manga was released by Kodansha in October 2020, and was also sent for shipping by Kodansha USA Publishing on October 3. In 2018, the manga was nominated for the Best Shōjo Manga category in the 42nd Kodansha Manga Awards.