The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Mayu Murata’s popular shoujo manga Honey Lemon Soda has posted a 30-second teaser trailer to introduce its main cast members, including 17-year-old Raul (Johnny & Associates’ boy idol group Snow Man member) as its male protagonist Kai Miura. 21-year-old Ai Yoshikawa is cast as its female protagonist Uka Ishimori.
The manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s monthly shoujo manga magazine Ribon since December 2015 and has released 15 tankobon volumes, printing more than 5 million copies. It is the story of Uka Ishimori, a first-year high school student who was bullied and called “Ishi (Stone)” in junior high school, who gradually changes herself after meeting a boy with lemon-colored hair named Kai Miura.
It won first place in the “Readers’ favorite shoujo manga” and “Manga they want to see made into live-action” rankings in the September 2020 issue of the publisher’s teen fashion magazine Seventeen.
Kouji Shintoku (Peach Girl)-directed adaptation is set to be released in Japan on July 9, 2021.
Manga tankobon 1st and 15th volume covers:
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