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Anitomo Manga Gets Live-Action Film Starring Ryūsei Yokohama in 2018

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Romantic comedy manga about girl and brother's friend falling in love launched in 2015

A live-action film adaptation of Modomu Akagawara's Anitomo (My Brother's Friend) manga has been green-lit. The film is slated to open in spring 2018. Ryō Nakajima is directing the film, and Chieko Nakagawa is penning the script. The film stars Ryūsei Yokohama (seen below) as Sōta.

The romantic comedy manga centers on the relationship between old-fashioned and domestically-minded high school girl Mai Nanase, and her brother's friend, the innocent late bloomer Sōta Nishino. Mai and her brother Yukihiro's room are adjacent to each other, with thin walls that allow them to overhear each other. The story begins when, one day, she overhears Sōta telling Yukihiro that he thinks Mai is cute.

Akagawara first published the manga as a one-shot in Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume magazine in January 2015 before launching it as a series in Hana to Yume that May. It was initially planned as a short serialization, but it is ongoing. Hakusensha published the magazine's fifth compiled book volume on April 20, and will publish the sixth volume on September 20.

Akagawara also published a manga adaptation of Kazuma Ōtorino Nanana's Buried Treasure light novel series. The novel inspired a television anime adaptation in 2014. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan, and on Daisuki one month after it began airing.

Source: Comic Natalie


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