The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Boys-Love Film Delayed Due to COVID-19
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the live-action film of Setona Mizushiro's The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Kyūso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru) and The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice (Sōjo no Koi wa Nido Haneru) manga announced on Friday that the film has been delayed due to the current spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the countermeasures against it.
The film's production committee and Phantom Film had planned on opening the film on June 5, but will announce the new opening date on the film's official website and social media accounts as soon as they decide it. The staff are also delaying the May 22 preview screenings in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka due to COVID-19.
Tadayoshi Okura (left in picture below) and Ryō Narita (right) star in the film as Kyōichi Ōtomo and Wataru Imagase, respectively.
The other cast members include (clockwise from upper left in image below):
- Shiori Yoshida as Tamaki Okamura, Kyōichi's colleague at work who has a crush on him
- Honami Satō as Natsuki, Kyōichi's ex-girlfriend in college
- Noriko Kohara as Ruriko Ide, Kyōichi's mistress
- Miyu Sakihi as Chikako Ōtomo, Kyōichi's wife
The film adapts both the The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Kyūso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru) manga and The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice (Sōjo no Koi wa Nido Haneru) sequel manga. Isao Yukisada is directing the film, with a script by Anne Horiizumi.
Ootomo Kyoichi, a weak-willed salaryman in a troubled marriage, is cheating on his wife. To his surprise, his wife hires a private eye to expose his affair–and the private eye is none other than Imagase, an underclassman Kyoichi knew in college. Imagase explains that he's gay and always had a crush on Kyoichi, so he offers to hide the infidelity in exchange for the make-out session he'd always fantasized about back in college. Kyoichi reluctantly agrees, thinking it will save his marriage, but things with Imagase soon spiral out of control.
Shogakukan published the first single-volume manga in 2006 under its Judy Comics imprint. (Shogakukan's Judy magazine for adult women serialized from 1983 to 2008.) The manga already spawned a drama CD starring Yūichi Nakamura and Koji Yusa. The sequel manga shipped in 2009. Seven Seas Entertainment released The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese last November.
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