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Love Stage!! Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series inspired anime in 2014, ended in 2016

The September issue of Kadokawa's CIEL magazine revealed on Friday that Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga is getting a live-action film adaptation. Eiki will write the film's script.

A new short story by Eiki appears in the issue. The issue features the manga on its cover for the first time since the series ended two years ago. The issue also reprinted the series' first chapter.

The manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction toward Izumi.

Eiki and Zaou launched the series in CIEL in 2010 and ended it in July 2016. Kadokawa published the series' seventh and final volume in November 2016.

Viz Media's SuBLime imprint released the manga in English.

The manga inspired a 10-episode anime in July 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the series with the OVA on home video in North America. The company recently began streaming an English dub for the series on HIDIVE.

Sources: CIEL's Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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