Live-Action Kimi ni Todoke to Be Screened in Dallas

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Manga-based shōjo romantic comedy screens in Annual Asian Film Festival on Sunday

From Me to You (Kimi ni Todoke), the live-action film based on the high-school romantic comedy manga by Karuho Shiina, will be screened at the 10th Annual Asian Festival of Dallas on Sunday, July 17 at noon. Tickets are US$8.10 or US$9.00 with an extra online booking fee; the venue is Landmark's Magnolia Theatre at 3699 McKinney Avenue (map).

In this film directed by Naoto Kumazawa, schoolgirl Sawako Kuronuma (Mikako Tabe) becomes an outcast, and her long hair leads schoolmates to nickname her after the demonic Sadako from the Ringu horror film. However, Sawako then gains new friends, and starts to come out of her shell.

Shiina's manga began in Bessatsu Margaret in 2005, and it has 16 million copies in print. Production I.G adapted it as a television anime in 2009, and the second anime season premiered this past January in Japan. The manga was also 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.

Thanks to Marc Hairston for the news tip.

Image © Film Kimi ni Todoke Production Committee ©Karuho Shiina/Shūeisha

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