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One Week Friends Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about relationship of boy & amnesiac girl also inspired 2014 anime

The November issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Thursday that a live-action film of Matcha Hazuki's One Week Friends (Isshūkan Friends.) manga has been green-lit. (Note: The art on the magazine cover is for Hazuki's new series Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni, and not One Week Friends).

The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.

Hazuki began the manga in 2012, and ended it in January. Hazuki drew a special chapter for the manga in April. Square Enix published the manga's seventh and final compiled book volume on April 22.

A television anime adaptation premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for digital and home video release in North America.

Hazuki is also launching the new manga series titled Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame Ni (For Me to Remain Myself) in the same issue of Gangan Joker on Thursday. The manga has a color opening page, and it adorns the issue's cover (seen above).

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