Live-action “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” film will be released on May 15. Prior to the movie, a TV drama adaption will be aired from Apr. 2020, with a total of 6 episodes. The first visual with Saitou Asuka, Yamashita Mizuki, and Umezawa Minami from Nogizaka 46 dressed as the Eizouken trio was also released along with the announcement of additional cast members: Konishi Sakurako, Grace Ema, Fukumoto Riko, and Takashima Masahiro.
“Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” is based on the manga serialized by Oowara Sumito in “Monthly Spirits”. It depicts three high school girls, who are creating animation and working towards their “greatest world”, through a unique world setting.
The TV drama adaption begins from Apr. 2020 on MBA/TBS Doramaism and other channels before the film, which will be released on May 15, 2020.
The staff and cast members are the same as the film adaption: Saitou Asuka as Asakusa Midori, Yamashita Mizuki as Mizusaki Tsubame, and Umezawa Minami as Kanamori Sayaka.
The first visual was also released to promote the film release and the TV drama broadcast.
The Eizouken trio, Saitou Asuka as Asakusa Midori, Yamashita Mizuki as Mizusaki Tsubame, and Umezawa Minami as Kanamori Sayaka, are taped on to the wall along with the nix sign as if it's saying “Keep your hands off of these three!”. They show expressions and poses which are different from what they show as the members of Nogizaka 46.
Konishi Sakurako, Grace Ema, Fukumoto Riko, and Takashima Masahiro were announced as additional cast members.
Each of their roles is: Konishi as Doutonbori Tooru the student council's president who is in charge of the budget of the club activities, Grace Ema as Sakaki Sowande the student council's secretary who is the power behind the throne, Fukumoto as Ashima Kyuu the student council's charge commander, and Takashima as Fujimoto-sensei who looks over Eizouken.
The live-action “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” drama will be aired in MBS/TBS “Doramaism” from Apr. 5,2020 on MBS and Apr. 7 on TBS. The film adaption will be released on the weekend of the last TV drama episode, which is May 15.
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【Student council's president Doutonbori Tooru/Konishi Sakurako】
I love movies, dramas, anime, etc., and “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” smacked me right in the middle. When I read the original manga, I again realized that I love films because they can break the boundary between dreams and reality. This piece of work will make you believe in such powers. I will be acting as Doutonbori Tooru, head of the student council, and attempts to “put his hands on Eizouken”. He is a loveable character with his own sense of justice and passion, so I hope you can find a part of him to like. In the drama adaption, unique club activities with enormous amounts of passion for various things. Their encounters are really funny and it was quite difficult not to laugh during the shooting. It was my first drama shooting, but the passion of the staff and cast members brightened up the set and made it very enjoyable even for me.
Anyone who works hards towards what they love with all they've got is awesome! Please look forward to both the movie and the drama!
【Student council's secretary Sakaki Sowande/Grace Ema】
I fell in love with Sakaki Sowande's coolness when I read the original manga! Since it is my first professional acting experience, I was nervous I might screw her up when I got the role. On the other hand, I was also excited to see how the world of Eizouken would be depicted! The shooting was so fun that all my worries were blown away! I hope you will be able to see the warmth of the director and the other cast members. It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful piece of work. Please look forward to seeing the “greatest world”!
【Student council's charge commander Ashima Kyuu/Fukumoto Riko】
Oowara-sensei's dreams and romantic sense live in the manga. It has a scary attraction that will drag you into its world. I feel much pressure in depicting this piece of work in live-action, but the excitement of being able to see the “greatest world” of the Dengeki trio grows bigger. Ashima aka the charge commander of Shibahama High School, who I played the role of, is the boss of the security department. Even the original manga hasn't focused on her, so I believe she is still a mystery to all of you. The director and I discussed the character and struggled from 0 to get her personality just right. I tried my best to portray the free-spirited Ashima, thinking of how to express her and what I could do to give her character. I really went wild in this film. Please look forward to seeing the student council… I mean “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”!
Film Adaption (C)”Eizouken” Live-action Film Strategy Meeting (C)2016 Oowara Sumito/Shogakukan
Drama Adaption (C)”Eizouken” Live-action Drama Strategy Meeting (C)2016 Oowara Sumito/Shogakukan