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Mustard Chocolate Manga Gets Live-Action Film With Former NMB48 Idol Nana Yamada

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2017 film about socially awkward art student

A live-action film adaptation of Tomoko Fuyukawa's Mustard Chocolate manga has been green-lit. The film will open in Japan in early 2017.

The manga centers on socially awkward third-year high school student Rinko Tsugumi, who goes to a prep school for arts. The story also focuses on Rinko's prep school teacher Yaguchi, as well as Asano, a boy who shares the same interest in music as Rinko.

Former NMB48 member Nana Yamada (shown right) will play the lead role as Rinko. Motohiro Ōta (Yowamushi Pedal stage play) will play Yaguchi. Toshiyuki Someya (Tōken Ranbu stage play) and Keisuke Kaminaga (Dance with Devils stage musical) will also star in the film.

Akihito Sasaki is directing the film, while Yūsei Naruse (Hetalia, Yowamushi Pedal, Diabolik Lovers stage plays) is penning the script. The film is scheduled to begin filming soon.

Fuyukawa published the manga in the Hitokoto mobile site from 2010 to 2011. The manga earned the Encouragement Prize at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2011. East Press published a compiled book volume of the manga in 2012.

Source: Comic Natalie


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