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Futari H/Manga Sutra Gets 2 New Live-Action Films in April, May

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Gravure idol Hikaru Aoyama, Michinari Sasaki star in both films

AMG Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it is producing two new live-action film adaptations of Aki Katsu's Futari H (Manga Sutra) manga. The new films are titled Eiga-ban Futari H ~Love Again~ and Eiga-ban Futari H ~Double Love~. The first film will open in Japan on April 12, while the second film will open on May 10. Toshiaki Kondō is directing the films. The first film's story will begin from the arranged marriage of the couple Yura and Makoto, while the second film will begin from three years after they got married.

The cast includes:

Gravure idol Hikaru Aoyama as Yura Onoda

Michinari Sasaki as Makoto Onoda

Saki Yoshida as Rika Kawada

Shōka Ōshima as Makie Sugiyama

Akane Sagara as Nao Komatsu

Tama Mizuki as Naomi Ishibashi

Mado Sawai as Miyuki Kikuchi

Mea Shimotsuki as Akane Itō

Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing Futari H (Manga Sutra), which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. The manga inspired two original video anime (OVA) series in 2002 and 2014, a live-action series in 2000, and three live-action films between 2011 and 2012. Hakusensha published the manga's 77th volume on December 26.

Katsu launched a spinoff manga titled Futari H Another on Hakusensha's new Harem manga website on November 29.

Source: Comic Natalie


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