Hirunaka no Ryūsei Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film in March 2017
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine announced on Tuesday that Mika Yamamori's Hirunaka no Ryūsei (Daytime Shooting Star) manga is getting a live-action film adaptation that will open in Japan in March 2017.
Takehiko Shinjō (live-action Your Lie in April, Paradise Kiss, Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu) is directing the film, and Naoko Adachi (live-action Shitsuren Chocolatier) is writing the script. Future issues of Margaret will reveal the film's cast and exact release date.
The manga centers on Suzume Yosano, a high school girl who moves from the countryside to Tokyo. On her first day in Tokyo, she gets lost, and a man helps her. That man turns out to be her new homeroom teacher named Satsuki Shishio. Suzume gradually comes to like Satsuki. Sitting next to Suzume in her class is Daiki Mamura, who hates women. Daiki and Suzume soon become friends.
Yamamori launched the manga in 2011 and ended the series in 2014. The manga's 12 main volumes and one spinoff volume have 1.93 million copies in print, and the paid digital version has 500,000 downloads.