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Double Mints Boys-Love Manga by Dōkyūsei's Nakamura Gets Live-Action Film in 2017

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about former high school classmates with same name reuniting as accomplices debuted in 2009

An art exhibit event for Asumiko Nakamura's Dōkyūsei manga revealed on Thursday that a live-action film adaptation of Nakamura's Double Mints boys-love manga has been green-lit. The film is slated for 2017 in Japan.

The manga's story begins when Mitsuo Ichikawa hears the domineering voice of someone on the phone saying, "I killed a woman." The man was his classmate in high school who had the same name as him. The voice brings back old, forgotten memories of the man, which revive old passions. Both Mitsuos reunite as accomplices, and their relationship, which had always been one between master and servant, begins to change into something new.

Nakamura published the manga's five chapters in Akaneshinsha's Mellow Mellow magazine in 2009, along with two sequel short stories titled "Ame" (Rain) and "Onshitsu no Kajitsu" (The Fruit in the Greenhouse). Akaneshinsha published the manga's one compiled book volume in July of the same year.

Nakamura's Dōkyūsei manga inspired the Doukyusei -Classmates- anime film, which opened in Japan in February. Aniplex of America opened the film in theaters in the United States on May 6. Nakamura published the original manga in Japan in 2006 in one compiled volume. The series was followed by the spinoff Sora to Hara and sequels Sotsugyōsei (Graduates) and O.B.. Digital Manga Guild has licensed Dōkyūsei and Sotsugyōsei in English, although the company has not yet released Sotsugyōsei.

Sources: Animate Times, Animate Girls Festival via Nijimen

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