The Nisekoi live-action film has announced the lead cast and director for the project. Sexy Zone idol member Kento Nakajima (Silver Spoon / Kazoku no Uta) will play Raku Ichijou and Ayami Nakajou (Anonymous Voice / Fatal Frame) will play Chitoge Kirisaki.
Nisekoi will be directed by Hayato Kawai (Ore Monogatari!! / Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu) and it will premiere on December 21. Additional cast members will be revealed at a later time.
Komi’s best-selling rom-com manga centers around Raku Ichijou, who is the heir to a powerful yakuza family. Raku is forced into a false relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, who is the heiress to a rival crime family, as a way to prevent a turf war. This false relationship forces Raku to hid his feelings for Kosaki Onodera and to delay the search for the “promise girl” that possesses the key to unlock his locket.
Komi originally wrote Nisekoi as a one-shot in 2011, but it was chosen for serialization later that same year. The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from November 2011 to August 2016 for 229 chapters.
Shaft has produced a two-season anime adaptation, which features 32 episodes and 4 OVAs. There has been no announcement for a third season.