Yūya Ishii Directs The World of Machida-kun Live-Action Film

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Live-action The Great Passage director works on June 7 film adaptation of Yuki Andō's manga

The staff for the live-action film adaptation of Yuki Andō's The World of Machida-kun manga revealed on Wednesday that Yūya Ishii (live-action The Great Passage) is directing the film. The staff also revealed the film's June 7 opening.

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 last April. Shueisha published the manga's seventh and final compiled book volume on May 25.

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

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