On July 13, a new 2-part horror movie by Koji Shiraishi called Ada (literally “rival”, “foe”, etc.) will be released in nation-wide in Japanese theaters. The two parts will be titled “Senritsu-hen” (shiver chapter) and “Zetsubou-hen” (despair chapter), respectively.
The film stars idols from Tower Records’ new talent development label T-Palette Records. The story will be depicted from the point of view of two girls who attend a cram school and become involved in a bloody tragedy.
Minami Sengoku and Ayano Sato of the idol group “Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)” will play the two main girls who desperately try to kill each other. Meanwhile, supporting roles will be played by members of idol units “Vanilla Beans”, “lyrical school”, “Caramel Ribbon”, and “LinQ”.
In addition, a new idol group called “T-Palette mini All Stars” has been formed to perform the films’ theme songs, “Bad Blood” (Senritsu-hen) and “Hereafter” (Zetsubou-hen).
In the film, Sato will play Yuko Watanabe, a girl who attends a cram school where a brutal murder occurs. She begins feeling emotionally cornered as her suddenly-murderous classmate Miho Ichikawa (Sengoku) closes in.
“Senritsu-hen” is filmed in fake documentary style, covering how Yuko swears revenge against Miho after suffering a tragedy.
“Zetsubou-hen” shows things from Miho’s point of view, and reflects back on the death of a close friend which triggered the later incidents.
Update - Here’s a teaser trailer from the film’s official website: