Ano Ko no, Toriko. Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Film in 2018

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Yūko Araki, Ryō Yoshizawa, Yousuke Sugino star in film by director Ryō Miyawaki, screenwriter Taeko Asano

Showgate launched a website on Monday to announced that a live-action film adaptation of Yuki Shiraishi‘s Ano Ko no, Toriko. manga has been green-lit. Ryō Miyawaki is directing the film, and Taeko Asano (live-action NANA, Clover, Happy Marriage!?) is penning the script. The film is slated to open in 2018 in Japan.

The cast includes (from left to right in image above):

Yūko Araki as Shizuku Tachibana Ryō Yoshizawa as Yori Suzuki Yousuke Sugino as Subaru Tōjō

The manga centers on three childhood friends in a love triangle. Yori moved back to the countryside, and started wearing glasses and not being noticed by girls. Meanwhile, Shizuku entered the entertainment industry alongside Subaru, and both began working as a model and actor, respectively. But when Yori turns 16, he re-enters their lives.

Shiraishi launched the manga in Shogakukan‘s Sho-Comi magazine in 2013. Shogakukan published the manga’s fourth compiled book volume last December, and will ship the fifth volume on July 26.

Source: Comic Natalie

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