Taiwanese Novel That Inspired Forget Me Not Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Nao Emoto adapted Mag Hsu's 2011 novel into 2013 manga

The September issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine announced on Saturday that Mag Hsu's original Taiwanese novel Mǎzimen is inspiring a live-action television series in Japan this fall. Keisuke Koide (Gokusen, Nodame Cantabile live-action series) will star as the protagonist Serizawa. The series will air for four consecutive nights on Fuji TV.

Hsu's novel inspired Nao Emoto's Soredemo Boku wa Kimi ga Suki (Forget Me Not) manga in 2013. Emoto launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in December 2013, and then switched the series to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2014. Kodansha published the fifth compiled volume in July.

North American manga publisher Kodansha Comics announced last month that it licensed the manga and plans to release the first volume in English in March 2016.

Kodansha Comics describes the manga as follows:

Serizawa was walking home from work one day when he was struck by a truck. Woozy and injured, he remembers a woman taking him to safety. It was someone he recognized… but who? It's a romance manga with a dose of mystery!

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