Yuki Yoda (‘Nogizaka46’) is cast for the lead female character in live-action film “Grand Blue” co-starring Ryo Ryusei and Atsuhiro Inukai. The movie is based on manga series “Grand Blue” written by Kenji Inoue and by Kimitake Yoshioka. Tsutomu Hanabusa (“Asahinagu“) directs the live-action film. For “Grand Blue,” Yuki Yoda will play freshman university student Chisa Kotegawa. She is member of the school’s university scuba diving club.
“Grand Blue” will be released May 29, 2020 in Japan.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Due to attending a university, Iori Kitahara (Ryo Ryusei) moves and begins to live at his uncle’s diving shop Grand Blue in a beach town. Iori Kitahara expects to have pleasant university life, like hanging around with female students. But, Iori Kitahara ends up part of a scuba diving club with mostly male students.
Due to Iori Kitahara, fellow university freshman Kohei Imamura (Atsuhiro Inukai) joins the scuba diving club. Meanwhile, Chisa Kotegawa (Yuki Yoda) is Iori Kitahara’s cousin, but not blood-related. She likes scuba diving. She is also a freshman at the same university and a member of the school’s scuba diving club.