Director Yasuhiro Kawamura
|Genre Romantic comedy, Drama, slice of Life|
|Release date April 12, 2014|
- Aoi Nishimori
- Shsei Kugayama
- Supporting characters
- Volume list
- Live action film
- Works cited
The story tells about the relationship between a high school girl, Aoi Nishimori, and the school prince, Shūsei Kugayama, when they come to share a small apartment. The series volumes have appeared on the Oricon comic charts a few times, and adapted into a Drama CD with the eighth volume of the manga.
Shūsei Kugayama, the "Prince" of his high school, has a reputation of turning down confessions from admiring girls; Aoi Nishimori takes offense after he turns down her best friend, Moe Shibuya. Later that day, Aoi is greeted by her new apartment neighbor which turns out to be Shūsei. After a kitchen fire accident ruins Shūsei's apartment, Shūsei decides to move into Aoi's flat, but becomes more casual and friendly towards her at school. After getting to know him better, Aoi falls in love with him, although he does not initially return that feeling. Meanwhile, they must keep their cohabitation a secret. Aoi tries to divert the girls who are interested in Shūsei, the guys who are interested in her, and family members who reveal hints about Shūsei's past. The two eventually come to fall in love with one another.
Aoi Nishimori (西森 葵（にしもり あおい）, Nishimori Aoi) is a 16-year-old high school girl who lives in her own apartment after refusing to move away with her parents. She is described as impulsive, but is inexperienced with love. She has no reservations in confronting the school prince Shūsei Kugayama over her best friend Moe's confession rejection, but is surprised when Shūsei becomes her new next-door neighbor. She is a capable cook, however, because of Shūsei's presence, she becomes careless and a fire erupts in his kitchen. After Shūsei moves in with her,Ch. 1 Aoi is shocked that he is so casual and friendly towards her at home and at school,Ch. 2 but soon develops feelings for him,Ch. 3 and becomes sensitive to other girls who express interest in him.Ch. 4 In the live-action film she is portrayed by Ayame Goriki.
Shūsei Kugayama (久我山 柊聖（くがやま しゅうせい）, Kugayama Shūsei) is regarded highly as the school prince, even though he has a habit of rudely turning down the girls' confessions.Ch. 1 He becomes Aoi's next-door neighbor in the apartments, but after a kitchen fire causes the sprinklers to drench his place, he moves into Aoi's apartment.Ch. 1 He likes to tease Aoi by acting very casual at home, by visiting her class,Ch. 2 by making randomly inappropriate remarks about Aoi's undergarmentsCh. 6 and by pulling practical jokes.Ch. 13 Despite that, he is protective of Aoi.Ch. 4 His past relationship with Satsuki Mizuno has affected how he behaves towards women, but he warms up to Aoi and eventually reciprocates her love.Ch. 30 Media articles from Animate.tv and Animeanime.jp describe him as being tsundere. In the live-action film, Shūsei is portrayed by Kento Yamazaki.
The manga is written by manga artist Ayu Watanabe. The chapters have been appearing monthly in Kodansha's shojo manga magazine, Bessatsu Friend, since 2009. A drama CD was bundled with the release of volume 8 of the manga.
A live-action film adaptation was announced on May 9, 2013. Aoi Nishimori would be played by Ayame Goriki, who has acted in the live-action adaptations of Black Butler, Gatchaman and Mirai Nikki: Another World. This is Goriki's first solo lead role in a romance film. Shusei will be portrayed by Kento Yamazaki, who starred as Koichi Sakakibara in the live-action film for Another
Yasuhiro Kawamura has signed on to direct and has said that filming will begin in July. Kawamura has directed the live-action adaptations for Nodame Cantabile and Himitsu no Akko-chan Yuuko Matsuda, who worked on the live-action for Gokusen is the screenwriter for the film. The movie is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2014.
Filming took place at the Cosmo World amusement park in Kanagawa. Goriki, who has had short hair for the past three years, wore a wig when she played Aoi.
The film was released on April 12, 2014.
The L DK manga has sold over 2.7 million copies in its first 12 volumes. It also ranked first in the shoujo manga category for the "E-Book Award 2013" in Da Vinci magazine. and was listed as a top seller for January 2013 e-book downloads for NTT DoCoMo.
In April 2014, the manga was nominated for the 38th Kodansha manga award for best shojo manga.
For its opening weekend, the L DK live-action film ranked fourth in gross (second among Japanese-produced films). The film grossed US$3,758,081 in Japan.