Flowers of Evil's Shūzō Oshimi Draws Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai Manga Spinoff
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the live-action film adaptation of Shūzō Oshimi's Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai (Shino Can't Say Her Own Name) manga revealed on Thursday that the film will get an "official book" that will feature an illustration of Shino by Oshimi based on the character's appearance as portrayed by Sara Minami in the film (seen below). The book will also contain an 18-page spinoff manga, an interview with Oshimi, answers to a questionnaire from the film's cast, and an interview with the film's director Hiroaki Yuasa.
The book will ship on July 13, and the film will open in Japan on July 14.
Sara Minami will play Shino, while Aju Makita will play Kayo. Both actresses are 15 years old, and the movie will mark their first main character roles. Other cast members include Riku Hagiwara, Kinuo Yamada, and Kaoru Okunuki.
Hiroaki Yuasa is directing the film, with a script by Shin Adachi.
The manga centers on Shino Ōshima, a shy high school freshman who has difficulty speaking with people, and who constantly has a low opinion of herself and can't fit in to her environment. Through a strange encounter, she gets to know Kayo, her music-loving but tone deaf classmate, and they begin hanging out with each other. Oshimi based the manga on his personal experiences.
Oshimi (Flowers of Evil, Inside Mari, Happiness) launched the manga in Ohta Publishing's Poco Poco web manga magazine in December 2011, and ended it in 2012. Ohta Publishing released one volume for the manga.