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Kimi ni Todoke Manga Gets Live-Action Film Green-Lit

posted on by Egan Loo
High school slice-of-life story already adapted into TV anime

The February issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing next Wednesday that a live-action film adaptation of Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke manga has been green-lit. More details will be provided in future issue of Bessatsu Margaret, although the next issue does include a message from Shiina regarding the news.

This high school slice-of-life series has been running in Bessatsu Margaret since 2005, and the 10th compiled book volume is shipping in Japan this month. The story follows the coming-of-age story of Sawako Kuronuma, a high school girl whose long black hair and pallid skin leads the other kids to call her Sadako (after the ghost character in The Ring horror stories). She eventually changes her life with a little help from the popular boy Kazehaya and her other classmates.

Viz Media is publishing the third volume in North America this month. The manga has already been adapted into a television anime series that premiered in October. The manga was nominated for the first ever Manga Taisho Awards in 2008, and it won the Best Shōjo Manga award in the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards that same year.

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