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Kazuto Okada's Very Private Lesson Manga Gets New Live-Action Films in July

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Ayaka Morikawa, Ryōma Baba return for 5th, 6th films in series

Akita Shoten announced on Tuesday that it is producing two new live-action film adaptations of Kazuto Okada's Kyōkasho ni Nai! manga that will both open at the Shibuya HUMAX Cinema in Tokyo on July 27. The films are titled Kyōkasho ni Nai! 5 and Kyōkasho ni Nai! 6.

The films star former AKB48 member Ayaka Morikawa as Aya Shirakaba, and Ryōma Baba plays Arihiko Tairaku. Both reprise their roles from the previous four films. Sena Natsuki plays Yayoi Satsuki, an English teacher that Arihiko admires. Kisuke Iida plays Aya's father, a yakuza boss. Shō Jinnai plays a yakuza lieutenant. Misaki Soejima plays a newly employed school nurse. Tomoya Ishii plays a classmate of Aya. Kaori Hisamatsu plays Aya's upperclassman. Asami Ōta plays Arihiko's ex-girlfriend.

Other cast members include Yuri Kijima, Wataru Ichinose, Toru Satō, Wataru Yusa, Atsushi Nakamura, Nobuaki Fujioka, Mototomonori Irikeda, Kotomi Fukuda, Tsugumi, Kaho Fukue, and Kōichi Nagata.

Shōta Sasaki, the director of the first four films, is returning for this new project. Takayuki Imanara is penning the script.

The romantic comedy manga centers on Aya Shirakaba — the daughter of a Yakuza member — and Arihiko Tairaku, her high school teacher whom she falls in love with and lives together with. The manga follows their school life and their life living together.

The manga ran in Kyōkasho ni Nai! in Young Champion magazine from 1995 to 2002. The first two live-action films opened in Japan in June 2016, while the third and fourth films opened April 2017. It received a direct-to-video 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 Sundome manga also inspired four live-action films, the most recent two of which debuted in April 2017.

Source: Comic Natalie


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