Japanese streaming site Lemino has published a new trailer for its live action adaptation of Tai Ari Deshita : Young Ladies Don’t Play Fighting Games featuring a release date as well as a surprise appearance by Street Fighter V.
It was announced today that the series will release on May 19th in Japan with no international release announced.
This is one of two projects involving the drama announced, with an anime previously reported as being in production as well.
Based on a manga of the same name, the live action drama of Tai Ari Deshita: Young Ladies Don’t Play Fighting Games features one big departure from the manga: rather than playing a fictional fighting game, the drama will instead feature Street Fighter V.
Rather than use in-game footage, it looks like the team is recreating the fights in 3d complete with dynamic angles and the like.
The drama revolves around Aya Mitsuki, a teenage girl who enrolls in a prestigious school to learn to be give up her fighting game ways and become a proper lady, but ends up pulled back into that world thanks to her rival and friend Mio Yorue.
In the original manga, the girls played a fictional game titled Iron Senpai 4, complete with their own characters.
Aside from its underlying yuri overtones, the manga actually features a pretty deep dive into fighting game culture, explaining plenty of terms exclusive to the genre as the characters compete against each other.