Setona Mizushiro's Nōnai Poison Berry Manga Gets Live-Action Film

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Yōko Maki, Yūki Furukawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima star in 2015 film

Setona Mizushiro's Nōnai Poison Berry (Poison Berry In My Brain) will get a live-action film adaptation in 2015. Yuichi Sato will direct the film. Yōko Maki (pictured in image, left) will star as the lead character Ichiko Sakurai, Yūki Furukawa will star as her love interest Saotome, and Sonha will star as the editor Ochi.

The following cast members will play the characters in Sakurai's head:

In the story, Ichiko Sakurai is a 30-something-year-old woman who falls in love with a younger man named Saotome, who she meets at a drinking party. Her inner thoughts are portrayed as a meeting of five people, including a girl in gothic lolita clothes and an old man.

Mizushiro launched the series in Shueisha's Chorus women's magazine in 2009 and continued the series when the magazine relaunched as Cocohana. Shueisha will publish the fourth compiled volume on Friday. The series was ranked among the top 20 manga for female readers by Takarajimasha Inc.'s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2013 guidebook and won a jury selection prize at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2013.

Tokyopop released Mizushiro's X-Day manga in 2003, Go! Comi finished releasing her After School Nightmare manga in 2009, JManga published part of her Dousei Ai manga, and Viz Media is releasing her Black Rose Alice manga. Mizushiro's series Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu (Shitsuren Chocolatier), which will end with the next volume, received a live-action drama adaptation earlier this year.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Name corrected. Thanks, #810558.

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