Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

the japanese portal myjitsu published an article describing that the next live-action project based on the franchise of Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend) is receiving criticism due to the actor selected for the role of the lead Kazuya Kinoshitathe idol Onishi Ryūseiis “too handsome for the role”.

«Onishi Ryusei, from the Japanese idol group “Naniwa Danshi”who has garnered widespread attention since the release of his debut song “Ubu LOVE” in November of last year, has been the talk of the online community ever since he was cast as the lead in a live-action series set to begin in July. Onishi will appear in the live-action drama “Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend)” (TV Asahi), an adaptation of Reiji Miyajima’s popular manga of the same name.». “The original manga had already sold more than 10 million copies worldwide as of December last year, and a second season of the anime adaptation is scheduled to air in July this year. Onishi plays Kazuya Kinoshita, the main character, an unattractive college student with no reason to be popular. Hiyori Sakurada was cast as the heroine rental girlfriend, Chizuru Mizuhara.». “Positive comments from fans include: “Onishi-kun, your hair is much lighter than before!“; “Congratulations, Onishi-kun! Two months to go, can’t wait!“; “Too cute! It is no longer the one who rents, but the one who rents! I wish there were more guys like him in real life.“; “I love both Ryusei and Hiyori-chan, can’t wait!“». “However, negative comments have also been resonating such as: “If you choose a handsome man to play Kazuya Kinoshita, you know nothing about the original play! It’s like laughing at the wishes of the original author“; “No one is going to take seriously when Onishi-kun says he’s an unpopular boy, it’s absurd!“; “As always, I will avoid live-action adaptations. It is not that they are bad, it is that by force they want to fit rising idols with leading roles“; “An idol would only fit in a shojo-style live-action series. He has nothing to do in a shonen where the protagonist is supposed to be embarrassing.“; “Manga is a two-dimensional medium, so adapting it to a three-dimensional medium is difficult. Maybe I would take it more seriously if they really cared about respecting the essence of the characters“». “A source commented on this: “In addition to the “intimate photos leak” scandal at the time of their debut, the group “Naniwa Danshi” has also been involved in the recent “CDTV Live! Live!” (TBS), where they were suspected of lip-syncing, so they have not been well received by non-fans. Also, the protagonist of the original manga is an ordinary college student with brown hair. The image is too far from what Onishi-kun is. The only Japanese dramas and live-action movies where shoujo manga adaptations have been well received are Yoko Kamio’s “Hana yori Dango” (TBS series) and the movie “Bokura ga Ita (We Were There)”. by Yuuki Obata“». Source: myjitsu
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