Kizudarake no Akuma Manga About Bullying Gets Live-Action Film in 2017
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Web manga site Comico announced on Thursday that the previously announced live-action project of Volvox Sumikawa's Kizudarake no Akuma (Demon Covered in Scars) manga will be a live-action film opening in 2017.
In addition, Being is running an audition for the film's theme song artist. The audition has both a "theme song artist" category and a "visual" category. The audition is open to female singers and visual artists, and will accept applications until May 8. The visual for the audition is shown at right.
In the manga's story, Mai Kasai was part of a group of girls who brutally bullied fellow classmate Shino during middle school. Although Mai never directly bullied Shino, she watched her friends do the torture that forced Shino to transfer schools. Due to her father's work transfer, Mai transfers from her high school in Tokyo to a school in the countryside.
Although Mai thinks she can have a fairly easy school life by manipulating the classroom hierarchy, her days are ruined when she finds out Shino is her new classmate. Now with a passion for revenge, Shino and Mai switch places, with the former becoming the mastermind, and the latter becoming the victim in bullying hell.
Sumikawa launched the manga (pictured left) on NHN Play Art's free online manga service Comico in May 2014. Futabasha published the manga's first compiled book volume last October.
Source: Eiga Natalie