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Yumiwo Kobayashi's Nigakute Amai Manga Gets Live-Action Film Adaptation

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Romantic comedy food manga about female office worker, gay teacher launched in 2009

Yumiwo Kobayashi's "romantic comedy" manga Nigakute Amai (Bitter and Sweet) is getting a live-action film adaptation that will open in Japan next year.

The manga follows an office worker named Maki who is around 30 years old, and a handsome gay man named Nagisa who is a teacher at a boys' school. Maki is a "carnivore woman," a term that means a woman who is assertive in her pursuit of men. She is attractive and great at her job, but is single and has no luck with men, and she can't cook or clean. Nagisa is a vegetarian who excels at cooking. The manga centers on food and follows these two opposite people as they live together.

The film will star Haruna Kawaguchi (live-action Say "I love you". film's Mei Tachibana, Ouran High School Host Club film's Haruhi) as Maki and Kento Hayashi (live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge's Riku, Lesson of the Evil's Masahiko) as Nagisa.

Shōgo Kusano (Karappo, Mogera Wogura) is directing the film, and Europe Kikaku's Makoto Ueda is planning the script, while Europe Kikaku's Tomohiro Ōtoshi is writing the script.

Kobayashi launched the series on Mag Garden's web comic magazine EDEN in November 2009, and Mag Garden is publishing the manga's 11th compiled volume on October 14.

Sources: Sports Hochi, Comic Natalie


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