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Anitomo Manga Also Gets Live-Action Drama Adaptation

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Drama opens in March, film opens this spring

Hakusensha's official website for Modomu Akagawara's Anitomo (My Brother's Friend) manga announced on Friday that the manga also has a live-action drama adaptation in the works in addition to the previously announced live-action film.

The film and drama will both star Ryūsei Yokohama as Sōta, and Risaki Matsukaze as Mai. This year's fourth issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine is revealing on Saturday that the fifth issue will reveal the cast for Yukihiro on February 5.

The live-action drama will premiere in March, and the film will premiere this spring.

The romantic comedy manga centers on the relationship between old-fashioned and domestically minded high school girl Mai Nanase, and her brother's friend, the innocent late bloomer Sōta Nishino. Mai and her brother Yukihiro's room are adjacent to each other, with thin walls that allow them to overhear each other. The story begins when, one day, she overhears Sōta telling Yukihiro that he thinks Mai is cute.

Akagawara first published the manga as a one-shot in Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume magazine in January 2015 before launching it as a series in Hana to Yume that May. The manga was initially planned as a short serialization, but it is ongoing. Hakusensha published the manga's seventh compiled volume on Friday.

Source: Comic Natalie


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