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'Okuda Tamio ni Naritai Boy' Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Live-action Bakuman.'s Hitoshi Ōne directs 2017 film

A live-action film adaptation of writer and manga creator Chokkaku Shibuya's Okuda Tamio ni Naritai Boy - Deau Otoko Subete Kuruwaseru Girl (The Boy Who Wished to Be Tamio Okuda - The Girl Who Drove All the Men She Met Crazy) manga has been green-lit. The film will star Satoshi Tsumabuki (upper left in picture below) as protagonist Kōroki Yūji, as well as Kiko Mizuhara (upper right) as Akari Amami.

Other cast members include (from left to right in second row in picture above):

  • Hirofumi Arai as Yoshizumi, Kōroki's senior writer in the "Mare" lifestyle magazine
  • Sakura Andō as Yū Miue, a columnist in "Mare"
  • Lily Franky as Shū Kōda, a freelance fashion writer
  • Suzuki Matsuo as Kinoshita, "Mare's" editor-in-chief

Hitoshi Ōne (live-action Bakuman., Moteki) is directing the film and writing the script. The film is slated to open in Japan next year, and it will use Tamio Okuda's music throughout the soundtrack.

The original manga's story centers on Kōroki, a 35-year old man who uses the life of Japanese singer and songwriter Tamio Okuda as a guide for his own life. He works as an editor at the lifestyle magazine "Mare," where he meets Akari Amami, a mischievous fashion press writer, and falls in love with her at first sight. The manga chronicles the joy and sadness of his relationship.

Shibuya and Fusosha published the manga as a single long-form volume in July last year.

Source: Comic Natalie

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