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Rensuke Oshikiri's Misumisō Horror Manga About Bullying Gets 2018 Live-Action Film

posted on 2017-07-17 10:30 EDT
Live-action Lychee Light Club's Eisuke Naitō directs film

A live-action film adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri's Misumisō horror manga will open in Japan in 2018. Eisuke Naitō (live-action Lychee Light Club) is directing the film.

The manga centers on Haruka Nozaki, a young middle school girl who, due to her father's job, has to transfer from her school in Tokyo to a school which is about to close, located in a rural town. As an outsider, she immediately faces severe bullying. Not wanting to cause trouble for her sister and the rest of her family, Haruka had planned to just ignore them until graduation. But when the bullying escalates, her parents die in a fire, while her sister survives with severe burns. Haruka then plans her revenge.

Oshikire launched the manga in Bunkasha's Horror M magazine in 2007 and ended it in 2009. Bunkasha published three compiled book volumes for the manga, and Futabasha re-released the manga in two volumes in 2013.

Oshikiri launched a new manga titled Pico Pico Shōnen EX (Pico-Pico Boy EX) on Ohta Publishing Co.'s Ohta Web Comic site on March 2. The manga is the newest installment in Oshikiri's Pico-Pico Boy (Pico Pico Shōnen) manga series.

In addition, he debuted the Yōkai Massage manga in Akita Shoten's Young Champion Retsu magazine last September. Oshikiri launched the Semai Sekai no Identity (Small World's Identity) manga in Kodansha's Morning Two magazine in August.

Oshikiri resumed his Hi Score Girl manga in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine last July. The manga launched in the magazine in 2010 but had been on hiatus since 2014 due to a legal controversy involving multiple game developers claiming copyright infringement. The manga had an anime adaptation announced before the controversy broke. Square Enix and SNK settled their claims in August 2015, allowing Square Enix to publish the series again.

Oshikiri's Pupipō! horror comedy manga ran in the free web comic magazine Flex Comix Blood from 2007 to 2009. The series inspired an anime adaptation that premiered in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie


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