Kousei Amano, who has changed his name from Hironari Amano, portrayed Sakuya Tachibana/Kamen Rider Garren in Kamen Rider Blade will star alongside Tsurugi Watanabe, Tusk/Zyuoh Elephant in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, in Does The Flower Bloom?
Does The Flower Bloom? is based off the shounen-ai manga series by Shoko Hidaka. Amano portrays 37-year-oldd Kazuaki Sakurai, who works at an advertising company. His job takes him to a large house, where he meets 19-year-old Yoichi Mizukawa, played by Watanabe, who is an art student. Mizukawa lives in the large house with his cousins.
Sakurai develops feelings for the student. Mizukawa is only interested in painting at first, but eventually begins to have feelings in Sakurai. As their bond grows, Sakurai announces he is getting transferred.
Atomu Mizuishi, Yasukaze Motomiya, and Akihisa Shiono (Souji Rippukan/Kyoryu Green in Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger) also star in the film.
In an interview with TV Life, Amano spoke about the upcoming film. He stated that this is a movie about people and not shounen-ai. Though Amano is married to Akiko Hinagata, he had to gain insight in playing this new role in a shounen-ai work.
Does The Flower Bloom? will be released on February 24, 2018.
Check out the trailer below: