When the live-action Nisekoi film revealed the actors for Chitoge Kirisaki and Raku Ichijou, many wondered who will play Onodera? Well, the staff have now finally answered that question, and revealed who will play one of Nisekoi’s most important characters. As it turns out, 15-year-old rookie actress Natsumi Ikema will play Kosaka Onodera in the film.

This will be the young actress’s debut role in a film, and apparently, she’s also a big fan of the manga. Ikema has said that back when she was still reading Naoshi Komi’s bestselling manga, she really didn’t know she would soon play Onodera. She also added that if she could turn back time, she would tell her past self about this. Of course, any fan who has read the Nisekoi manga, or watched the anime, would know how important Onodera is. And her character is not only important, but very popular as well, topping several official character polls.

Kento Nakajima, who fans might remember in his role as Yuugo Hachiken in the live-action Silver Spoon, plays Raku Ichijou. Meanwhile, Ayami Nakajou, who appeared in the live-action Anonymous film, will play Chitoge Kirisaki.

Meanwhile, Ore Monogatari director, Hayato Kawai, will be at the helm of this project while FINE Entertainment is producing the film. Finally, TOHO will be distributing the live-action Nisekoi film in Japan, and it premieres on 21 December 2018.

Nisekoi would be the latest manga from Weekly Shonen Jump magazine to get a live-action film adaptation. Bleach is getting one, while Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, and Gintama have had successful live-action films.

Source: Hachima Kikou