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Hinako Ashihara's Piece Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Show

posted on 2012-09-07 03:00 EDT
Sand Chronicles/Forbidden Dance creator's story of woman uncovering shocking high school past

The October issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi shōjo magazine is announcing on Thursday that Hinako Ashihara's Piece manga is getting adapted as a live-action television series.

The story begins a few years after high school graduation, when the main character Mizuho receives an unexpected phone call. She learns of the passing of a high school classmate named Haruka Origuchi. Haruka was a plain girl who did not draw attention, but Mizuho discovers to her shock that Haruka was pregnant during high school. Now, Haruka's mother wants Mizuho's help in finding the father of Haruka's unborn child.

Even as she assembles the puzzles pieces of Haruka's life, Mizuho fears delving too far in her past. Mizuho shared her first kiss with a boy named Hikaru Narumi in high school, and their lives may cross paths again.

Ashihara launched the manga in Betsucomi in 2008, and Shogakukan published the eighth volume in June. Viz Media published Ashihara's Sand Chronicles and SOS manga in North America, while Tokyopop published Forbidden Dance.

[Via Manga News]


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