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Keiko Nishi's 'Otō-san, Chibi ga Inakunarimashita' Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tatsuya Fuji, Chieko Baisho, Mikako Ichikawa star in spring 2019 film about elderly couple, cat

Shogakukan announced on Friday that a live-action film adaptation of Keiko Nishi's Otō-san, Chibi ga Inakunarimashita (Father, Chibi is Gone) manga has been green-lit. Shōtarō Kobayashi is directing the film, which is slated to open in spring 2019.

The cast includes (from left to right in image above):

  • Tatsuya Fuji as Masaru Takei, the domineering husband
  • Chieko Baisho as Yukiko Takei, the wife who has a long-hidden sadness
  • Mikako Ichikawa as Nahoko Takei, the daughter

The manga's story is set in an isolated house in Tokyo. After all the kids left, the only people living in the house are an old couple: Shō, the blunt and unsociable husband; and Yukiko, the gossipy wife, with only their cat Chibi for company. One day, Yukiko confides to her daughter that she wants to divorce Shō. Not long after, their cat Chibi goes missing, and all the secrets that each family member has buried in their heart come to light one by one.

Nishi launched the manga in Shogakukan's Zōkan Flowers magazine in November 2013, and ended it in July 2015. Shogakukan published the manga's one compiled book volume in September of the same year.

Nishi recently ended the Shiro ga Ite (Shiro is Here) manga on March 14. Nishi launched the manga in Zōkan Flowers in November 2015.

JManga published two volumes of Nishi's four-volume series Kyudo Boys, about the romantic relationships of a group of high school boys, digitally in English before the the site ended service. She launched her Hatsukoi no Sekai (World of First Love) manga in Monthly Flowers in January 2016. Shogakukan published the manga's third compiled book volume last October.

Nishi's Otoko no Isshō (A Man's Lifetime) manga received a live-action film adaptation that opened in 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie

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