News Yoko Kamio's Cat Street Manga Gets Live-Action Drama
posted on 2008-03-12 20:06 EDT by Egan Loo
Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret shōjo manga magazine has announced that Cat Street, the slice-of-drama drama manga by Yoko Kamio (Boys Over Flowers/Hana yori Dango), will be adapted into a live-action television drama this summer. The story revolves around Keito Aoyama, a 16-year-old former child actress who stopped acting after a traumatic incident. She has closed herself off from the rest of the world for years — until she enters a school for "stray cats," or outsiders like herself.
The live-action series will air on Japan's NHK public broadcasting service. Kamio stopped working on the manga last year, but she will draw a short piece in Bessatsu Margaret's May issue (on sale on April 12) to commemorate the announcement of the drama. The eighth and final volume of the manga will ship in April as well. Kamio is also drawing a manga called Matsuri Special in Shueisha's Jump Square shōnen manga magazine. Kamio's earlier Boys Over Flowers manga has already been made into an animated series as well as live-action dramas in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Viz Media has been releasing the Boys Over Flowers manga and anime series in North America, but no licensing announcement has been made for the Boys Over Flowers live-action version or the Cat Street manga yet.