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Dosei Mansion Sci-Fi Manga Gets Live-Action Film (Updated)

posted on 2008-06-25 06:20 EDT
Iwaoka's story about humankind living in midair ring above preserved Earth

The August issue of Shogakukan's Ikki magazine has announced on June 25 that Hisae Iwaoka's Dosei Mansion (Saturn Apartments) science fiction manga will be adapted into a live-action film. The story is set in a future era when all of Earth is declared a giant nature reserve, and humans are prohibited from stepping foot on ground. So, humanity has migrated into a massive aerial ring system — a series of mid-air structures circling about 35,000 meters above the ground. Human society is now literally stratified, with the upper echelons of society living on the highest level of the system while the lowest classes live down below. A boy named Mitsu has only known life on the lowest level of this ring system. He loses his father just as he graduates from middle school, and thus inherits his father's job: washing the windows of the ring system.

Iwaoka has been drawing Dosei Mansion since 2005, after debuting as a professional artist in 2004. Shogakukan has compiled and published three volumes so far.

Update: Ikki's official website posted a preview of the manga.


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