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Hirokane, Aska's C-46 Seiun Manga Gets Live-Action TV Project

posted on 2010-12-20 08:50 EST
Spring 2011 drama from Human Crossing creator, member of Chage and Aska duo

"C-46 Seiun" (C-46 Nebula), a manga story by Kenshi Hirokane (Human Crossing, Division Chief Kosaku Shima) and Ryo Aska (formerly of the musical duo Chage and Aska), will be adapted into a live-action television project in the spring of 2011. The "C-46 Seiun" manga is based on a Chage and Aska song called "C-46." The story centers around a salaryman who once sang in a popular band. The salaryman has a reunion with an old lover on the occasion of a band member's passing.

Chage and Aska first recorded the "C-46" song as a single in 2001. Aska has since put a new version of the song on his solo album "Kimi no Shiranai Kimi no Uta," which shipped on November 3. The song then inspired Hirokane to create a special "C-46 Seiun" manga spinoff to his ongoing Like Shooting Stars in the Twilight (Tasogare Ryūsei-gun) series. Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine started the serialization of "C-46 Seiun" in its November 20 issue, which actually shipped on November 5.

Like Shooting Stars in the Twilight already inspired a 1997 live-action television series and a 2002 film. Hirokane's Hello Hari-nezumi manga inspired the 1992 anime video Domain of Murder, and his Human Crossing manga spawned a 2003 television anime series.

Source: Comic Natalie


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