Libre Teases Live-Action Adaptation of Suzuki Tanaka's His Favorite Boys-love Manga

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Manga about attractive high school student falling in love with clumsy schoolmate launched in 2008

Libre Publishing posted a message on its Twitter account on Friday teasing a possible live-action adaptation for Suzuki Tanaka's Aitsu no Daihonmei (His Favorite) manga. The Twitter post states, "that legendary manga from which the 'clumsy uke' genre was born, it's finally getting a live-action adaptation!?" The Twitter post also notes that Libre Publishing will announce more details on September 4.

SuBLime describes the manga as follows:

Yoshida is short, scrawny and generally unattractive. To make matters worse, all the girls in his class hate him because Sato, the hottest guy in school, always uses hanging out with him as an excuse to turn them down. Is Yoshida just a convenient excuse or is there something more? Could this odd couple even make things work?!

Tanaka launched the series in Magazine BExBOY in 2008, and Libre Publishing is shipping the ninth compiled book volume on September 10. Viz Media's SuBLime imprint announced when the imprint launched in 2011 that it had licensed the series. SuBLime released the manga's seventh volume in English in May 2014.

Tokyopop's Blu imprint previously released Tanaka's Menkui! manga in English in 2006-2007.

[Via Nijimen]

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