Mamoru Hosoda's Ame & Yuki Film Inspires Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The April issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine is announcing on Saturday that the next issue will launch a manga adaptation of Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki), the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). The artist Yū will illustrate the manga with Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's character designs.
The film's story begins when a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki ("snow") who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame ("rain") who was born on a rainy day. The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the fact that the children are "wolf children." However, when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.
Hosoda wrote the original story and the screenplay, and he is also directing. The film's 50-second trailer began streaming in January, and the anime will open in theaters throughout Japan on July 21. Iqura Sugimoto (Variante, Nana Maru San Batsu) illustrated a manga adaptation of Hosoda's Summer Wars in Young Ace from July 2009 to May 2010.
The April issue of Young Ace is also announcing that Verno Mikawa (Maka Maka) will launch the romance manga Residence City 505 in the next issue. The May issue of Young Ace will go on sale in Japan on April 4.
[Via Manga News]