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Kazuto Okada's Hop Step Jump! Manga Inspires 2 Live-Action Films

posted on 2018-11-10 05:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Both films to screen at Tokyo theater in December

Akita Shoten announced on Saturday that Kazuto Okada's Hop Step Jump! manga is inspiring two live-action films that will screen at the Shibuya HUMAX Cinema in Tokyo in December.

The first film will screen on December 15, 17, and 19, and the Hop Step Jump! 2 film will screen on December 16, 18, and 20.

The film stars Jun Amaki as Sayaka Asahimura, and Yūta Watanabe as Itto Tsuruoka. Other cast members include Yuno Mizusawa, Masako Wakui, Seira Satō, Narumi Itano, Shōko Miyata, Ayana Taniguchi, Mashiro Nishitani, Kotoko Sonobe, Takayuki Imanara, Takahito Asagi, and Iroha Yanagi.

Yōsuke Toki (Ushijima the Loan Shark assistant director) is directing the film.

The "heroic romantic comedy" manga centers on a high school student and a teacher. Sayaka Asahimura is a naive high school student and a member of the school's public morals committee, and Itto Tsuruoka is the school janitor who is single. The manga ran in Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine, and has nine compiled volumes. The series inspired a previous live-action film in 2009.

Okada's Sundome manga inspired two live-action film adaptations that screened at the same Shibuya HUMAX Cinema in Tokyo in April 2017. The manga had previously inspired a live-action film in 2007. Yen Press published the manga in English.

His Kyōkasho ni Nai! manga inspired two live-action films that opened Japan in June 2016, and then inspired two more live-action films that opened in Japan in summer 2017. The manga received a direct-to-video live-action film in 1995, an OVA in 1998, and a live-action television series adaptation in South Korea in 2007. Media Blasters released the OVA under the title Very Private Lesson.

Okada's Ibitsu manga also inspired two live-action film adaptations in August 2014, and his Tenshi ja Nai! manga inspired two live-action films that screened in April.

Source: Comic Natalie


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