The King And I Teen Manga Gets Live-Action Film with Kamen Rider W's Suda

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Tori Matsuzaka, Hiroki Aiba, Fumi Nikaidō also star in Naito Yamada's Ō-sama to Boku

The Cinema Today website reported on Monday that Naito Yamada's Ō-sama to Boku (The King And I) teen manga will receive a live-action film adaptation starring Masaki Suda (Kamen Rider W, live-action High School Debut). Tori Matsuzaka (Kamen Rider Decade, .hack//The Movie), Hiroki Aiba (Kamen Rider Decade, The Prince of Tennis), and Fumi Nikaidō (Himizu, Tempest) will also perform in the film. Tetsu Maeda (Saru Lock, School Days with a Pig) is directing the adaptation for release next fall.

The story centers on the best friends Morio (Suda) and Mikihiko (Matsuzaka). The six-year-old Morio is involved in an accident and remains in a coma for 12 years. One day he wakes up as an 18-year-old with the mind of a child. Morio and Mikihiko renew their friendship after and support each other while facing the challenges of becoming an adult. The film will be a new interpretation of the manga story and include story elements chosen by Yamada.

Yamada's original Ō-sama to Boku manga serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday in 1992, and Shogakukan released the story in one compiled book that year. Yamada's other original manga include Beautiful World, Corduroy, Girl friday, and Nishiogi Fūfu. She also contributed to Frédéric Boilet's Yukiko's Spinach graphic novel that Ponent Mon and Fanfare released in North America.

Source: Cinema Today

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