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Live-Action Boys-Love Film Does The Flower Blossom? Casts Kōsei Amano

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kamen Rider Blade/Sailor Moon musical actor stars in February 24 film with Tsurugi Watanabe

The official Twitter account for the live-action film of Shoko Hidaka's Does The Flower Blossom? (Hana wa Saku ka?) boys-love manga revealed on Wednesday that Kōsei Amano (Kamen Rider Blade's Kamen Rider Garren, Sailor Moon stage musical's Tuxedo Mask) will play the character Kazuaki Sakurai (seen left in photograph below), the older salaryman that Yōichi is attracted to. It also revealed the film's February 24 opening.

The movie also stars Tsurugi Watanabe (pictured right in photograph) in his first film role as Yōichi Minagawa.

Kaori Tanimoto is directing the film, with a script by Natsuko Takahashi.

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...

Source: Comic Natalie

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