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The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Boys-Love Manga Gets Film in 2020

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Tadayoshi Okura, Ryō Narita star as salaryman, private detective in relationship

Shogakukan revealed on Tuesday that Setona Mizushiro's The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Kyūso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru) manga and its The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice (Sōjo no Koi wa Nido Haneru) sequel will get a film adaptation that Phantom Film will release in 2020. Isao Yukisada is directing the film, with a script by Anne Horiizumi. Tadayoshi Okura (left in picture below) and Ryō Narita (right) star in the film as Kyōichi Ōtomo and Wataru Imagase, respectively.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed both The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese manga and The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice sequel, and it describes the former's story:

Ootomo Kyoichi, a weak-willed salaryman in a troubled marriage, is cheating on his wife. To his surprise, his wife hires a private eye to expose his affair–and the private eye is none other than Imagase, an underclassman Kyoichi knew in college. Imagase explains that he's gay and always had a crush on Kyoichi, so he offers to hide the infidelity in exchange for the make-out session he'd always fantasized about back in college. Kyoichi reluctantly agrees, thinking it will save his marriage, but things with Imagase soon spiral out of control.

Shogakukan published the first single-volume manga in 2006 under its Judy Comics imprint. (Shogakukan's Judy magazine for adult women serialized from 1983 to 2008.) The manga already spawned a drama CD starring Yūichi Nakamura and Kōji Yusa. The sequel shipped in 2009. Seven Seas Entertainment will release The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese on November 5.

Tokyopop released Mizushiro's X-Day manga in 2003, Go! Comi finished releasing her After School Nightmare manga in 2009, JManga published part of her Dousei Ai manga, and Viz Media is releasing her Black Rose Alice manga. Mizushiro's series Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu (Shitsuren Chocolatier) received a live-action drama adaptation in 2014, and her Nōnai Poison Berry manga inspired a live-action film in 2015.

Sources: The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese film's website, Comic Natalie

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