Lychee Light Club Horror Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Egan Loo
Usamaru Furuya's story already inspired prequel manga, stage play, TV anime

The editors of Ohta Publishing's Manga Erotics F magazine and the "Litchi Hikari Club Secret Base" website revealed on Wednesday that a live-action film adaptation of Usamaru Furuya's Lychee Light Club manga has been green-lit. Ohta Publishing and "Litchi Hikari Club Secret Base" will reveal more details later.

The manga is itself an adaptation of an earlier stage play by Norimizu Ameya's theatrical troupe Tokyo Grand Guignol. The story revolves around nine students at an all-boys school who create a god-like Lychee machine to capture the beautiful women of the world. However, the machine eventually becomes self-aware "and is soon equally capable of measuring beauty and executing justice."

Usamaru Furuya's one-volume Lychee Light Club manga ran in Manga Erotics F from 2005 to 2006. North American publisher Vertical released the manga in April 2011. Furuya also drew the Bokura no Hikari Club (Our Hikari Club) prequel manga, which ended last year. The manga was published online for free in Ohta Publishing's Pocopoco web manga magazine.

The manga also inspired a new stage play last year, and the play's cast voiced a television anime as well. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime into several countries as it aired in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie

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