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Baby and Me Manga Adapted into Korean Live-Action Film

posted on 2008-02-07 05:14 EST
Jang Keun Suk to star; manga already adapted into anime, Viz graphic novels

Marimo Ragawa's Baby and Me (Aka-chan to Boku) slice-of-life manga is being adapted into a Korean live-action film this year. The manga ran in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume shōjo magazine from 1992 to 1997 and became a hit in both Japan and South Korea. Its story revolves around a grade school boy who, after losing his mother in an accident, raises his baby brother with his father. Jang Keun Suk will star in the lead role, except the movie's main character will be a 19-year-old instead of an elementary student. Kim Byul and Oh Kwang Rok (Oldboy's Suicidal Man) round out the cast. Filming began in December, and the producers are aiming for a summer opening in South Korea.

Viz Media has just released the sixth volume of the orginal manga in North America this week, and Viz's Shojo Beat magazine serialized the manga from its debut issue in June of 2005 until last August. The manga was previously adapted into a television anime series that ran in Japan from 1996 to 1997.

Source: Chosun Online


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