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Marmalade Boy Creator Redraws Live-Action Poster for Magazine Cover

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Wataru Yoshizumi gave a shout-out to the cast of the live-action film adaptation of his Marmalade Boy manga by drawing the film's poster for the cover of Cocohana magazine. The May issue, which will ship on March 28, shows Miki and Yū on the cover recreating the same pose from the live-action film's poster.

The May issue of Cocohana will also bundle a special booklet discussing the live-action film. It will include a round-table discussion between the lead actors, Ryō Yoshizawa and Hinako Sakurai, and Yoshizumi, as well as behind-the-scenes information about the film's production.

The film opens in Japan on April 27. Filming began on November 20 of last year.

Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Wolf Girl & Black Prince) is directing the film off a script by Taeko Asano.

In the story, Miki Koishikawa's parents announce that they are getting a divorce and swapping partners with another couple, who have a son of their own named Yū. The two couples move in together and a romance develops between Miki and Yū.

Yoshizumi published the manga in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1992-1995. The North American publisher Tokyopop released the classic romance manga and its 1994-1995 anime adaptation in English. Discotek Media recently picked up the license for the anime and released the second part last November.

In addition to the television anime adaptation, the manga inspired a 1995 anime film and a 2001 live-action Taiwanese television series. An ongoing sequel titled Marmalade Boy Little launched in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie


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