“Marmalade Boy” Live-Action Film Teaser Announces April 27, 2018 Release

The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Wataru Yoshizumi’s popular shoujo manga in the mid-1990s, Marmalade Boy, today posted a 15-second teaser trailer to announce its April 27, 2018 release in Japanese theaters. Th shooting has been underway since November 20. 

 

Teaser

 

Marmalade Boy, one of the most popular shoujo manga series in the 1990s, was serialized in Shueisha’s

monthly magazine Ribon from 1992 to 1995. Its eight tankobon volumes have sold over 10 million copies

in Japan. It was adapted into a 76-epsiode TV anime series by Toei Animation in 1994-1995, then also got

a live-action TV drama adaptation in Taiwan in 2001. The manga’s sequel series Marmalade Boy little

featuring the original protagonists’ youger sister and brother has been running in Shueisha’s Kokohana

since 2013.

 

The live-action feature is directed by 63-year-old Ryuichi Hiroki, who recently worked on many adaptations

based on popular shoujo manga series, such as Strobe Edge (2015/Io Sakisaka), Wolf Girl and Black Prince

(2016/Ayuko Hatta), and P and JK (2017/Maki Miyoshi). Taeko Asano, also previosuly worked on NANA

(2005/Ai Yazawa), Kyo, Koi o Hajimemasu (2012/Kanan Minami), and Clover (2014/Toriko Chiya) provides

a screenplay.

 

20-year-old Hinako Sakurai is cast as the female protagonist Miki Koishikawa, and 23-yea-old Ryo Yoshizawa

plays her love interest Yu Matsuura. Due to their parents’ swapping divorces, the two are forced to live together,

then gradually find themselves slowly falling for each other.

 

Hinako Sakurai

 

Ryo Yoshizawa

 

Photos from the filming

 

 

 

 Manga tankobon 1st and 8th volume covers

 

 

Source: “Marmalade Boy” live-action film official website, Twitter

 

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