Shinjo Blogs about Canned Sensual Phrase Film Talks

posted on by Egan Loo

Last Saturday, manga creator Mayu Shinjo posted a blog entry in which she revealed that there were discussions two years ago about a film version of her Sensual Phrase manga, but they were cancelled before she was made aware of them. The editor at Shogakukan who was in charge of Shinjo's work at the time reportedly told Shinjo that there had been talks about a film adaptation, but they were turned down because of the "hassle."

Shinjo wrote about the incident because the AT-X premium television channel has begun rerunning the Sensual Phrase television anime series in Japan. She noted that she, the creator of Sensual Phrase, had only found out about the reruns by browsing AT-X's official website. She said that the manga creators are often the last to know about adaptation news, and often after the decision has been made.

Shinjo made news when she left Shogakukan in 2007 after 13 years at the publisher. She then explained that her editor created an unworkable environment after people noted that Makoto Raiku (Zatch Bell/Gash Bell) left Shogakukan in 2008 under similar circumstances.


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