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George Asakura's Oboreru Knife Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Egan Loo
Fall 2016 film about girl dealing with adolescence after moving from Tokyo to countryside

The November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine is announcing on Tuesday that George Asakura's Oboreru Knife manga is getting a live-action film adaptation next fall.

The manga tells the story of Natsume, a sixth-grade girl who has to move from Tokyo to a decidedly different town in the countryside. Upon meeting a boy named Kōichirō there, "something" stirs inside her. The story depicts a "teen heart on the brink of ruin," including the conflict and build-up.

Asakura started the series in Bessatsu Friend in 2004, and Kodansha published the 17th and final volume last year. The manga inspired a spinoff manga Oboreru Knife: Yūgyo no Shizuku Iwa no Yume in 2012.

Asakura's Piece of Cake manga also inspired a live-action film. Del Rey published part of Asakawa's A Perfect Day for Love Letters manga series in English in 2005, and that manga inspired a live-action television adapation in 2014.

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