Live-Action Marmalade Boy Film Reveals Cast for Parents
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The new cast members include (rear row, from left to right in the photograph above):
- Shosuke Tanihara as Yōji Matsuura, Yū's biological father
- Miho Nakayama as Chiyako Matsuura, Yū's biological mother
- Rei Dan as Rumi Koishikawa, Miki's biological mother
- Michitaka Tsutsui as Jin Koishikawa, Miki's biological father
The film opens in Japan on April 27. Filming began on November 20 last year.
In the story, Miki Koishikawa's parents announce that they are getting a divorce and swapping partners with another couple, who have a son of their own named Yū. The two couples move in together and a romance develops between Miki and Yū.
Yoshizumi published the manga in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1992-1995. The North American publisher Tokyopop released the classic romance manga and its 1994-1995 anime adaptation in English. Discotek Media recently picked up the license for the anime and released the second part last November.
In addition to the television anime adaptation, the manga inspired a 1995 anime film and a 2001 live-action Taiwanese television series. An ongoing sequel titled Marmalade Boy Little launched in 2013.
Source: Comic Natalie