Kiriko Nananan's Kabocha to Mayonnaise Manga Gets Live-Action Film in November
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A live-action film adaptation of Kiriko Nananan's Kabocha to Mayonnaise (Pumpkin and Mayonnaise) manga has been green-lit. It will open at the Shinjuku Musashinokan and other theaters in Japan in November.
The manga focuses on the relationship between Tsuchida and Seiichi, a couple living together trying to make ends meet. Seiichi is a musician and songwriter in a band that dreams big, and Tsuchida works at a clothing store to support them, but sometimes still thinks about her ex-boyfriend Hagio. Tsuchida follows the lead of a friend to work at a hostess bar for extra money, but gives in to the sexual advances of a client. When Seiichi finds out, the couple begin to grow more distant, especially after Hagio's sudden re-entry into Tsuchida's life.
The cast includes:
(Top row, left to right):
- Joe Odagiri as Hagio, Tsuchida's ex-boyfriend
- Asami Usuda as Tsuchida
- Taiga as Seiichi
- Sario Okada as Naomi, the new member in Seiichi's band
(Bottom row, left to right):
- Ken Mitsuishi as Yasuhara, Tsuchida's client at the hostess bar
- Kurumi Shimizu as Kanako, Tsuchida's colleague at the hostess bar
- Ryūya Wakaba as Terao, Seiichi's bandmate
- Kōdai Asaka as Tanaka, Seiichi's bandmate
- Ritsu Ōtomo as Kawauchi, Seiichi's bandmate
Viz Media published Nananan's Itaitashii Love and Heartless Bitch manga as part of the Secret Comics Japan manga anthology in 2000. Fanfare / Ponent Mon published Nananan's Blue manga in 2006. The manga inspired a 2003 live-action film. CPM planned to release Nananan's Strawberry Shortcakes manga in North America with the title Sweet Cream & Red Strawberries in 2007, but never released it. The manga inspired a live-action film in 2006.
Source: Comic Natalie