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World of Machida-kun Manga Has Film In the Works

posted on by Karen Ressler
Final volume of award-winning manga shipped on Friday

The wraparound jacket band for the seventh and final volume of Yuki Andō's The World of Machida-kun manga announced on Friday that the manga will get a film adaptation. The announcement did not say if the film will be live-action or animated.

In the manga, Machida is a quiet, awkward, bespectacled boy, whose slightly below-average grades belie his appearance. He thinks there is nothing special about himself, but all around him there are people who treasure him.

Andō launched the manga in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in March 2015 and ended the series on April 13.

The manga ranked third on Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list of top manga for female readers in 2015. The manga won Andō a new face award at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2015 and the new creator prize at the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards in 2016. The series was nominated for the Manga Taisho in 2016.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update 5/28: Shueisha is listing the film as a live-action film.

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