Ao-Natsu Romance Manga Inspires Film Project
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Atsuko Nanba's Ao-Natsu romance manga is inspiring a film adaptation that will open in Japan on August 1.
The manga's story begins when a girl named Rio goes to spend summer in the country instead of going to a mixer party in Tokyo. She meets a tough and slightly ill-tempered boy and wonders if the encounter is fate.
Takeshi Furusawa (live-action Ichirei Shite, Kiss, Love and Lies, ReLIFE) is directing the film, and Yukiko Mochiji (live-action Principal, Aozora Yell) is writing the script.
Nanba launched the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend in 2013, and Kodansha released the series in eight compiled book volumes. The eighth and final volume shipped in October.
Nanba's other manga include Tonari no Atashi, Sprout, Senpai to Kanojo, and Taiyo wa Kimi ni Kagayaku.
Source: Comic Natalie