Kaa-san ga Donna ni Boku o Kirai Demo Autobiographical Coming-Out Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Taiga, Yō Yoshida star in film about author Taiji Utagawa's abusive childhood

A live-action film adaptation of Taiji Utagawa's Kaa-san ga Donna ni Boku o Kirai Demo (No Matter How Much My Mother Hates Me) autobiographical manga has been green-lit for this fall. Osamu Minorikawa (Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship) is directing the film.

In the autobiographical comic essay, Utagawa tells the story of their childhood, suffering abuse from their mother after coming out as gay.

The film stars Taiga (left in picture above) as Taiji, who meets a friend and looks back on the past. Yō Yoshida (right) plays Taiji's mother Mitsuko. Other cast members include:

  • Win Morisaki as Kimitsu, Taiji's friend
  • Shunya Shiraishi as the leader
  • Mika Akizuki as Kana
  • Harutomo Koyama as Taiji (Child)
  • Yōichirō Saitō as Taiji's father
  • Hana Kino as the old woman, a central figure in Taiji's life

Enterbrain published the book in 2013, and PHP Institute reprinted it in 2015. It will have a revised edition that will debut this summer.

Source: Comic Natalie

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