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Mizu Sahara's My Girl Manga Gets Live-Action Drama

posted on 2009-08-03 21:35 EDT
Man discovers he has 5-year-old daughter in story by artist a.k.a. Sumomo Yumeka

A television drama adaptation of the My Girl manga by Mizu Sahara (The Voices of a Distant Star, Same Cell Organism, The Day I Become a Butterfly) has been green-lit for an October premiere in Japan. Masaki Aiba of the Japanese pop group Arashi will star as Masamune Kazama, a 23-year-old man whose former girlfriend dies while she is abroad. He discovers that his girlfriend gave birth to his daughter and kept the baby a secret from him. Now the five-year-old daughter Koharu is returning home to Japan, and Masamune must raise her.

Besides adapting the The Voices of a Distant Star anime into manga, Sahara also drew the Same Cell Organism and The Day I Become a Butterfly boys-love manga (both translated by North America's Digital Manga Publishing) under the name Sumomo Yumeka. The manga has been running in Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine since 2006, and three compiled volumes have been published so far. The drama will run every Friday at 11:15 p.m. on the TV Asahi network.

Source: Comic Natalie


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