Netflix announced that a film adaptation to Keisuke Uyama’s novel “Sakura no Yona Boku no Koibito” is in production.
With a working title “My Dearest, like a Cherry Blossom”, the film will star Sexy Zone member Kento Nakajima with actress Honoka Matsumoto. It is directed by Yohihiro Fukagawa.
The film is a tale of love that encapsulates the transience and beauty of cherry blossoms based on a bestselling novel of the same name in Japan by Keiichi Uyama from Shueisha, produced by Kei Haruna, known for the top romance films spanning from Crying Out Love in the Center of the World and Be With You, to My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday and Let Me Eat Your Pancreas.
Haruto, an aspiring photographer, falls head over heels for his hair stylist Misaki. When he finally finds the courage to ask Misaki out, it seems to be happily ever after for the young couple… until Misaki develops a rare disease under which she rapidly ages before their eyes.
The film is scheduled for release on Netflix in 2022.