MNL48 Filipino Idol Group Star in Live-Action Seikimatsu Blue Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Wani Books announced on Thursday that it is producing a live-action film adaptation of Shintarō Hirota's Seikimatsu Blue manga, starring MNL48 members Abby Trinidad (center in image below), Brei Binuya (left), Coleen Trinidad (right), and Kaede "Kay" Ishiyama. Tetsuya Hashi, who previously directed the music video for the MNL48 song "Talulot ng Sakura," is directing the film. The film will screen at a film festival in the Philippines in December.
The manga centers on the friendship between the middle schoolers Kōsaka and Tōmine. Kōsaka is an average girl, but one day she happens to see Tōmine being bullied. Afterward, she witnesses a strange creature emerge from Tōmine, and Tōmine only gives Kōsaka a cryptic answer when she asks what the creature is. Despite Tōmine saying that Kōsaka shouldn't get involved, Kōsaka ends up helping Tōmine.
Hirota launched the manga on Wani Books' Comic Gum website last July, and ended it last December. Wani Books published the manga's one compiled book volume in the same month.