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Minami Mizuno's Rainbow Days Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Summer 2018 film stars Mahiro Takasugi, Reo Sano, Taishi Nakagawa, Ryūsei Yokohama

An official website and Twitter account for the live-action film based on Minami Mizuno's Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Days) manga opened on Tuesday. The film is slated to premiere in Japan in summer 2018.

The film's cast includes, from left to right in the image above, Mahiro Takasugi as Tsuyoshi Naoe, Reo Sano (of the band GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE) as Natsuki Hashiba, Taishi Nakagawa as Tomoya Matsunaga, and Ryūsei Yokohama as Keiichi Katakura.

Ken Iizuka (live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge) is directing the film and Rika Nezu (Saint Young Men) if writing the screenplay. Filming will take place from mid October to November.

Rainbow Days centers on a group of four male high school students who are close friends: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. The four boys have no club activities, and they hurry through their studies so they can spend their days having fun. Their main topic of interest: love. Natsuki has an unrequited crush on Anna, a girl from another class, and his friends keep meddling in their relationship.

Mizuno launched the manga in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret in the February 2012 issue and ended the series in March 2017. She published a side-story manga titled Nijiiro Biyori in the magazine in 2016 and launched it as an irregular series in July. The side story will get a compiled volume release in 2018.

The original manga inspired a drama CD that Shueisha bundled with a limited edition of the seventh volume in October 2014. The manga then inspired a television anime that premiered in January 2016. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The manga's 13th volume also bundled an original anime DVD last September.

Source: Comic Natalie

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