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Does The Flower Blossom? Boys-Love Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Tsurugi Watanabe stars in film opening next spring

A website and a Twitter account for a live-action adaptation of Shoko Hidaka's Does The Flower Blossom? boys-love manga opened on Friday. The film will premiere theatrically next spring.

The movie stars Tsurugi Watanabe (pictured below) in his first film role as Yōichi Minagawa. Kaori Tanimoto is directing.

Hidaka debuted the manga in 2009 and Gentosha published the series in five compiled volumes. Digital Manga Publishing licensed the first three volumes under its Juné imprint in 2012 and has thus far released the first two volumes. Digital Manga describes the story:

Sakurai Kazuaki. At age 38, he's single, overworked, and starting to feel a bit miserable about his life. One day a young college guy at a train station bumps into Sakurai and wreks his magazine. Fate — or coincidence — has it, Minagawa happens to own the same magazine at home, and instead of apologizing for the damaged item, he invites Sakurai to his house and replaces it with his copy. "What an arrogant young kid he is!" Sakurai dislikes him immediately. Yet, despite feeling annoyed and frustrated by Minagawa's rude and arrogant behavior, Sakurai soon finds himself a frequent visitor of the secluded household...

[Via Nijimen]

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