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Kyoko Okazaki's Chiwawa-chan Manga Gets Live-Action Film in 2019

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film focusing on friends after friend's death stars Mugi Kadowaki, Shiori Yoshida, more

A live-action film adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki's Chiwawa-chan manga has been green-lit. Ken Ninomiya is directing the film and penning the script, and it began shooting on March 23. The film is slated for 2019.

The cast includes (clockwise from upper left in image above):

The manga is a collection of short stories that all center on a single group of friends. The story begins when a girl nicknamed Chiwawa, who always stood out among her friends, is discovered murdered and hacked to pieces. When her friends come together to remember her and offer condolences, they realize that none of them truly knew her past or her personality.

Kadokawa published the manga in 1996, and a new edition shipped in 2004.

Okazaki's Helter Skelter manga inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2012, and her River's Edge manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation that opened in Japan on February 16.

Source: Comic Natalie

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