Pornographer Playback BL Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Main Pornographer manga, spinoff series Mood Indigo both previously inspired live-action series

Fuji TV announced on September 3 that the live-action adaptations of Maki Marukido's Pornographer boys' love manga is receiving a sequel film. The company revealed a visual for the film on Friday.

Chihiro Onitsuka will return from the series to perform the theme song "Slow Dance," written specifically for the film. Kōichirō Miki is directing the film. The film will adapt Marukido's Zoku Pornographer Playback sequel manga, and will premiere on February 26 for a limited three-week screening.

The first television series adaptation of the manga premiered on Fuji TV's FOD (Fuji TV on Demand) streaming service in July 2018. A second series adapting the Mood Indigo past arc premiered in March 2019.

The two series and film star Terunosuke Takezai as Rio Kijima, and Kenta Izuka as Haruhiko Kusumi.

The manga's story begins when college student Kusumi injures Kijima's arm in a bike accident. Kijima asks Kusumi to not pay the hospital bill, and instead write down his dictation. It turns out that Kijima is an author of erotic novels. As their work proceeds, Kusumi is drawn more and more to the voice of Kijima, even as he depicts erotic scenes with his words.

Marukido published the manga in Shodensha's on BLUE magazine in 2016, and it has one compiled book volume. Marukido also published a spinoff manga in on BLUE in 2016 titled Indigo no Kibun (Mood Indigo). The manga also has one compiled book volume.

Digital manga publisher futekiya is publishing the manga in English, along with other manga by Marukido including: Zoku Pornographer Playback, Me wo Tojite mo Hikari wa Mieru yo, and Mood Indigo.

Sources: Comic Natalie (link 2)

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