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Manga Sutra - Futari H Gets New Live-Action Adaptation

posted on by Egan Loo
Aki Katsu's Futari Ecchi "love bible" already inspired video anime, earlier live-action mini-series

The June issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal Arashi magazine is announcing on Friday that a new live-action adaptation of Aki Katsu's Futari Ecchi (Futari H) romantic comedy manga has been green-lit for this summer. The manga follows an inexperienced couple and their comic adventures as they explore intimacy with each other. More details will be provided in this year's 10th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine on May 13.

Aki Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing the manga, which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. Hakusensha published the manga's 49th compiled book volume in Japan in February, and the manga has sold 23 millions copies so far. Tokyopop published the manga in North America under the name Manga Sutra - Futari H before announcing that it would close its North American publishing operations.

Media Blasters released the 2002-2004 original video anime adaptation of the same manga under the name Step Up Love Story. There was a previous live-action television mini-series adaptation of the manga in 2003.

[Via Manga News]

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