Live-Action Marmalade Boy Film's Interview, Behind-the-Scenes Video Posted

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Video shows filming, interviews cast on favorite points in film

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel began streaming an interview and behind-the-scenes video for the live-action film of Wataru Yoshizumi's Marmalade Boy manga. The short interview segment at the beginning of the video shows the cast describing the adorable points in the movie, while the latter half of the video shows scenes being filmed.

The film opened in Japan on April 27. The film ranked at #8 in its opening weekend.

Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Wolf Girl & Black Prince) directed the film off a script by Taeko Asano. GReeeeN performed the film's theme song "Koi" (Love).

In the story, Miki Koishikawa's parents announce that they are getting a divorce and swapping partners with another couple, who have a son of their own named Yū. The two couples move in together and a romance develops between Miki and Yū.

Yoshizumi published the manga in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1992-1995. The North American publisher Tokyopop released the classic romance manga and its 1994-1995 anime adaptation in English. Discotek Media recently picked up the license for the anime and released the second part last November.

In addition to the television anime adaptation, the manga inspired a 1995 anime film and a 2001 live-action Taiwanese television series. An ongoing sequel titled Marmalade Boy Little launched in 2013.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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