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Crime and Punishment Manga Gets Screen Adaptation

posted on 2011-04-28 08:30 EDT
Naoyuki Ochiai's manga re-imagines Dostoyevsky's novel with Japanese youth

The publisher Futabasha is announcing this week that a screen adaptation of Naoyuki Ochiai's Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance manga has been green-lit.

In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's original Crime and Punishment novel classic, a poor student struggles with his decision to kill a pawnbroker and the resulting consequences, while the rest of society reveal themselves in how they react to the crime. Ochiai re-imagines the psychological drama by putting a young hikikomori (shut-in introvert) man and an enkō (paid dating partner) girl at the center of the crime in modern-day Japan. A college dropout named Miroku Tachi meets a high school girl named Risa and devises a terrible plan.

Futabasha has not yet revealed if the screen adaptation will be animated or live-action, nor has it revealed how the adaptation will be released. More information will be announced in future issues of Futabasha's Manga Action magazine. The manga ran in the magazine from 2007 to 2011, and Futabasha published the 10th and final book volume on Thursday.

Source: Comic Natalie


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