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Kazuto Okada's Tenshi ja Nai! Manga Gets 2 Live-Action Films in April

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Iroha Yanagi, Aya Yoshizaki, Yūji Takao star in both films based on 2002 romantic comedy manga

A website opened on Friday to announce that Kazuto Okada's Tenshi ja Nai! manga is inspiring two live-action film adaptations. Both movies will premiere simultaneously at the Shibuya HUMAX Cinema in Tokyo and the Theater Seven in Osaka in April. Shintarō Sakurai is directing both films.

The romantic comedy manga centers on Kazu Okada, a boy who is constantly bullied at school. When he decides to use demonic power to curse his bullies, he instead ends up summoning a beautiful trainee demon named Cele.

Gravure idol Iroha Yanagi will play Cele in both films. Last Idol idol group member Aya Yoshizaki will play the class heroine. Yūji Takao will play Kazu. Rina Sawayama, Kaori Hisamatsu, and Rin Tachibana will all play roles as demons. Tsushimi Kumiko, Manaka Nishihara, and Mika Nonomiya will all play gyaru classmates of Kazu. Aya Kawasaki will play the school nurse.

Okada published the manga in Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine in 2002, and Akita Shoten published one compiled book volume for the manga.

Many of Okada's manga have been adapted into live-action films, and one has been adapted as an OVA. The first film adapting the Sundome manga premiered in 2007. The second film opened in March 2015. The third and fourth films premiered last April. Yen Press publishes the manga in North America.

The first two films based on Okada's Kyōkasho ni Nai! manga opened in Japan in June 2016, and two more films opened last summer. The franchise received a direct-to-video film in 1995, an OVA in 1998, and a live-action television series adaptation in South Korea in 2007. Media Blasters released the OVA under the title Very Private Lesson.

Okada's Ibitsu manga also inspired a live-action film in 2013, and his recently ended Ittsuuu manga also inspired two live-action films in 2014.

Source: Comic Natalie


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