Marmalade Boy Romance Manga Inspires Live-Action Film
posted on by Karen Ressler
Wataru Yoshizumi's Marmalade Boy manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation slated for 2018. Hinako Sakurai (right in image below) and Ryō Yoshizawa (left) will star as Miki Koishikawa and Yū Matsura, respectively.
Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Wolf Girl & Black Prince) is directing the film off a script by Taeko Asano.
In the story, Miki Koishikawa's parents announce that they are getting a divorce and swapping partners with another couple, who have a son of their own named Yū. The two couples move in together and a romance develops between Miki and Yū.
Yoshizumi published the manga in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1992-1995. The North American publisher Tokyopop released the classic romance manga and its 1994-1995 anime adaptation in English. Discotek Media recently picked up the license for the anime and will release the first part later this month.
In addition to the television anime adaptation, the manga inspired a 1995 anime film and a 2001 live-action Taiwanese television series. An ongoing sequel titled Marmalade Boy Little launched in 2013.
Source: Comic Natalie