Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō Manga Gets Live-Action Film in Fall 2018
posted on 2017-12-13 20:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A live-action film adaptation of Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga has been green-lit for fall 2018. Shō Tsukikawa (live-action Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) is directing the film, with a script by Masafumi Nishida (Tiger & Bunny).
In the manga's story, a handwritten novel manuscript is sent into a rookie contest, but it doesn't meet the conditions and is thrown in the trash. Still, an editor named Hanai picks it up by chance and believes it is a revolutionary novel. The author's name is Hibiki Akui, but there is no contact address on the submission. Meanwhile, Hibiki – a 15-year-old student – joins her school's literary club, not knowing that Hanai is trying to track her down.
Yanamoto launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in August 2014. Shogakukan released the seventh compiled volume on August 10, and will release the eighth volume (seen right) on December 27. The manga won the 10th Manga Taisho award earlier this year.
Source: Comic Natalie