Hirose Suzu to star in the real-life movie adaptation of "Chihayafuru"
Hirose Suzu will be taking on her first leading in a movie when she appears in the real-life movie adaptation of popular manga "Chihayafuru". The manga by Suetsugu Yuki which has sold more than 12 million copies to date, depicts the learning journey of a group of senior high students involved in competitive karuta playing and the love stories surrounding them. Hirose plays the lead character Ayase Chihaya, a senior high school student who is a star competitive karuta player. The real-life movie will be split into two parts i.e. Kaminogu which will be shown in March next year and Shimonogu which will be shown in April next year. Co-stars include Nomura Shuhei and Mackenyu. As Chihaya has long hair, Hirose has to wear a wig during the filming. In addition, Hirose also went to a karuta club to learn more about the game.