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Toriko Chiya's Clover Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Emi Takei, Tadayoshi Ōkura star in office romance film opening on November 1

Toriko Chiya's Clover manga is getting a live-action film that will open in Japan on November 1. The film will star Emi Takei (Rurouni Kenshin's Kaoru) as Saya and KANJANI Eight band member Tadayoshi Ōkura (Papadol!, Otenki-oneesan, Dr. DMAT) as Susumu.

Takeshi Furusawa (Another, Kyō, Koi wo Hajimemasu) is directing the film, and Taeko Asano (NANA) is writing the scripts. Fuji TV's Mezamashi TV program showed an image from Thursday's issue of the Chūnichi Sports newspaper that shows the two main characters in costume:

The original manga series centers on a 21-year-old office lady (OL) named Saya Suzuki. Saya never forgets the boy she liked in middle school, so she isn't interested in romantic relationships. However, this lack of interest begins to dissolve when Saya's supervisor Susumu Tsuge suddenly confesses his love.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Bouquet magazine in 1997. Shueisha's Chorus magazine (now renamed to Cocohana) began serializing the story in 2006, and the manga ran in that magazine until 2010. Shueisha published the 24th and final volume in the series in January 2011, and the manga has sold more than 8.6 million copies.

Chiya launched the sequel series Clover trèfle in Cocohana June 2012, and Shueisha will publish the third compiled volume on March 25.

Image © 2014 Clover Film Production Committee
© Toriko Chiya / Shueisha

Source: Comic Natalie

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