Cherry blossoms fall in the official movie poster for Perfect World, an upcoming live-action film based on Rie Aruga’s josei manga about a young couple re-uniting and re-kindling their romance in the face of a permanently disabling injury.
The story of Perfect World follows Tsugumi Kawana (played by Hana Sugisaki), a 26 year old employee at an interior decorating company. One day at a mixer, Tsugumi is reunited with Itsuki Ayukawa (played by Takanori Iwata), her first love and her ex-boyfriend from high school. Tsugumi is shocked to learn that an accident during college now requires Itsuki to use a wheelchair. At first, Tsugumi is frightened of Itsuki’s disability, but soon she discovers that her world feels imperfect without him.
The original Perfect World manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Kiss josei manga magazine, and a total of 6 collected volumes of the manga have been published in Japan so far. The live-action Perfect World movie is directed by Kenji Shibayama. Perfect World hits theaters in Japan on October 05, 2018.
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