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Magazine: Princess Jellyfish/Kuragehime Gets Film in 2015

posted on 2014-04-07 03:00 EDT
Akiko Higashimura's manga about jobless illustrator among roommates with diehard hobbies

The May issue of Tsukuru, a magazine dedicated to Japan's mass media, reported on Monday that a film adaptation of Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga has been green-lit for next year. The magazine does not specify if the film is live-action or anime.

The manga inspired the 2010 Princess Jellyfish television anime series which Funimation released in North America. Funimation describes the story:

Plain, timid and obsessed with jellyfish, Tsukimi is a far cry from her idea of a princess. Her tepid life as a jobless illustrator comes complete with roommates who harbor diehard hobbies that solidify their status as hopeless social rejects. These wallflowers run a tight, nun-like ship, but their no-men-allowed-not-no-one-not-no-how bubble is unwittingly burst after Tsukimi brings home a rescued sea jelly and a beauty queen... who's actually a guy.

When the threat of losing their cozy convent inspires this glamour boy to turn the neurotic entourage into a portrait of success, will Tsukimi take her chance to bloom, or will she end up a hot mess?

Higashimura launched the manga in Kiss, Kodansha's manga magazine for female readers, in 2008, and Kodansha published the 13th compiled book volume last December.


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