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Sweet Poolside Film by Flowers of Evil Creator Slated for June

posted on 2014-01-12 14:06 EST

The live-action film of the Sweet Poolside manga will open in Japan on June 14.

The story by Shūzō Oshimi (The Flowers of Evil, Inside Mari) focuses on Toshihiko Ōta, a male swimming club member who has unusually hairless skin. He meets the female swimming club member Ayako Gotō who is unusually hairy.

Kenta Suga (Kamen Rider x Super Sentai x Uchū Keiji Super Hero Taisen Z) will play Toshihiko, while yuiko Kariya (Suzuki-sensei) will play Ayako. The Japanese rock band Mowmow Lulu Gyaban will perform the theme song "Love Shout!" and Daigo Matsui (Daily Lives of High School Boys live-action film, Afro Tanaka) will direct the film and write the script.

A television anime adaptation of Oshimi's The Flowers of Evil manga premiered in Japan last April. North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and Crunchyroll streamed the series into several countries as it aired in Japan. Vertical publishes the original "corrupt pure-love story" manga in North America.


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