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Rumiko Takahashi's Rumic Theater Manga Gets Live-Action Project

posted on 2012-03-06 06:30 EST
Takahashi Rumiko Gekijō short stories already inspired 2003 TV anime

This year's sixth issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine announced on Monday that a live-action television adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's Rumic Theater (Takahashi Rumiko Gekijō) manga series will run on NHK-BS Premium channel in July. The manga recounts short stories about people from all walks of life. Details about the project — such as when exactly it will run, who is being cast, and which story or stories will be adapted — will be announced in the future.

Shogakukan has compiled the Rumic Theater stories into four book volumes so far, and Viz published some of them in North America. They also inspired the 2003 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology television anime series that Geneon released in North America. "Yamashii Dekigoto" (Shameful Incident), the latest Rumic Theater installment, ran in the same Big Comic Original issue on Monday. Besides this manga, Takahashi also created the Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, and RIN-NE series.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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