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Love Pistols Manga Creator Draws Call Me By Your Name Novel Cover

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The novel that inspired last year's Academy Award-winning romance film Call Me By Your Name by director Luca Guadagnino is getting a Japanese-language release with artwork by Love Pistols manga creator Tarako Kotobuki. The original novel was written by André Aciman and follows 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his whirlwind love affair with 24-year-old Oliver (Armie Hammer) in Italy in 1983.

The original novel was released in Japan on Friday with cover artwork and insert images by Kotobuki. The film is opening in theaters in Japan on April 27 with a dub featuring Kenjiro Tsuda as Oliver and Miyu Irino as Elio.

The film won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards and was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Chalamet's performance, and Best Original Song.

Kotobuki previously penned the supernatural yaoi manga Love Pistols (Sex Pistols) and it was adapted into a two-episode OVA in 2010. Tokyopop's defunct Blu label released the manga in English followed by Viz's SuBLime label. Kotobuki's other works include Natural Doggy's Diary, Dogla+Magla, and Garden.

Source: Comic Natalie


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