Wolf Girl & Black Prince Manga Gets Live-Action Film in May
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A live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) shōjo manga has been green-lit for next May. The film's official website began streaming a teaser to highlight the film's main cast and director.
Text: Urgent Notice
Text: Live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's super-popular series in Bessatsu Margaret magazine has been green-lit!
Text: Wolf Girl & Black Prince
Text: Fumi Nikaidō
Text: Kento Yamazaki
Text: Director: Ryūichi Hiroki (Strobe Edge)
Fumi Nikaidō (top photo) is playing the heroine Erika Shinohara, while Kento Yamazaki (bottom photo) is playing Kyōya Sata. Nikaidō previously played Megumi Fuwa in Future Diary Another:World' and Saki Utagawa in the live-action Hibi Rock film. Yamazaki is currently starring as L in the Death Note live-action television series, and he is playing Kakeru in the live-action Orange film and Kosei Arima in the live-action Your Lie in April film.
Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Otoko no Isshō) is directing the film. Shooting for the film will run from December to January.
The film will open in Japan next May.
The story of Wolf Girl & Black Prince centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyōya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.
Hatta launched the Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) shōjo manga in Bessatsu Margaret in 2011, and Shueisha published the 13th compiled volume on August 25.
The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series starring Kanae Itō as Erika Shinohara and Takahiro Sakurai as Kyōya Sata. The anime premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video.
The manga also inspired a novel and a drama CD, the latter of which also starred Itō and Sakurai.
Source: Comic Natalie