Takana Yukue's Chotto Mate Yakyūbu Baseball Comedy Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film based on manga about trio on average baseball team stars Kenta Suga

Retailer Rakuten's listing for the May issue of Shinchosha's gogo Bunch magazine features a cover image that reveals that Takana Yukue's Chotto Mate Yakyūbu - Kenritsu Shingen Kōkō Yakyūbu no Nichijō (Wait a Second Baseball Club: Shingen Prefectural High School Baseball Club's Everyday Life) baseball manga is getting a live-action film adaptation starring Kenta Suga (live-action Always: Sunset on Third Street). The issue will officially ship on Saturday.

The comedy manga centers on three first-year players from Shingen Prefectural High School's baseball team, the most average high school baseball team in Japan, with no medals and no outstanding losses to speak of. The trio consists of the cheerful Ōbori, the foodie Akimoto, and the straight-arrow Miyata, as they try to balance their studies and sports.

Yukue launched the manga in gogo Bunch in April 2015. Shinchosha published the first compiled book volume for the manga last August.

Yukue's T-sensei manga is also inspiring an anime adaptation that will premiere on Production I.G 's "Tate Anime" (Vertical Anime) smartphone app this month.

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