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Grand Blue Dreaming Diving Comedy Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Live-action 3D Kanojo Real Girl's Tsutomu Hanabusa directs early summer 2020 film

Kodansha announced on Wednesday that Kenji Inoue and Kimitaka Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga is inspiring a live-action film that will open in Japan in early summer 2020. Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action 3D Kanojo Real Girl, Kakegurui, Asahinagu) is directing the film with the production company "THEFOOL," and Warner Bros. Japan is distributing.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

Inoue and Yoshioka launched the manga in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in April 2014. Kodansha published the manga's 13th volume on July 5, and will publish the 14th volume on Friday. Crunchyroll is also releasing chapters of the manga as they debut in Japan.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in July 2018. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime worldwide as it aired.

Sources: Grand Blue Dreaming live-action film's website, Comic Natalie


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