The live-action version of “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”, in which Matsumura Sayuri plays the main character Eripiyo, will be released in theaters nationwide on May 12, 2023. The scene cuttings of the film, in which they are engaged in “guessing activities,” have now been released.
The manga, “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”, has been serialized in “COMIC Ryu” (Tokuma Shoten) since 2015, and has sold over 1 million copies in total.
The story follows the activities of Eripiyo, an obsessed fan who devotes her entire life to Ichii Maina, the least popular member of ChamJam, a minor underground idol group in Okayama Prefecture, and her activities as an idol otaku.
In October 2022, the story was adapted into a live-action TV drama, with Matsumura Sayuri playing the role of Eripiyo.
The drama has now been scaled up to a movie version, “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die – The Movie”. A series of scene cuts from the film have been released.
The scenes are filled with glimpses into the daily life of Eripiyo, who is said to be a legendary fan.
In the scene cuts, we see Eripiyo, who spends her days happily thanks to Maina, her favorite idol, exploding with joy with her fellow activists, devoting herself to her missionary activities her favorite idol with a serious eye at the bakery where she works, and looking forward to the live concert with her activist friends.
In addition, the video also shows the members of ChamJam performing, fans waving penlights, and a scene from a handshake event in which Eripiyo takes Maina’s hand with an unhappy expression on her face, all of which show the film’s diverse appeal.
“If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die – The Movie” will be released on May 12, 2023 in theaters on Nationwide Roadshow.
(c) Hirao Auri, Tokuma Shoten / “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die – The Movie” Production Committee