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'Sakamichi no Apollon' Gets Live-Action Film for 2018

by Sakana-san
Apr 28, 2017 2:16 PM | 19 Comments
The cover of Shogakukan's Flowers June issue (pictured) has announced that Yuki Kodama's Sakamichi no Apollon will receive a theatrical live-action adaptation. It is slated to premiere in 2018.

Cast
Kaoru Nishimi: Yuri Chinen (Chokosoku! Sankin-kotai live-action)
Sentarou Kawabuchi: Taishi Nakagawa (ReLIFE live-action)
Ritsuko Mukae: Nana Komatsu (Bakuman. live-action)

Staff
Director: Takahiro Miki (Solanin live-action)
Script: Izumi Takahashi (Himitsu: The Top Secret live-action)

Sakamichi no Apollon began serialization in September 2009 and ended in January 2012, with nine volumes compiled. The manga was awarded in the general category for the 57th Shougakukan Manga Awards and also received a recommendation by the judging committee for the 16th Japan Media Arts Award in 2012. A TV anime series by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions was broadcast via Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block for 12 episodes in Spring 2012. Crunchyroll simulcast the series and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North American release in 2013.

Official site: http://www.apollon-movie.com/

Source: Rakuten, Comic Natalie

19 Comments Recent Comments

waah I'm grinning like an idiot .. can't wait to watch it :D

May 2, 2017 9:42 PM by Megune_ft

I'm so excited!! ♡

Apr 29, 2017 10:04 AM by naminamichu

Sounds interesting. I'll put this LA on my list - because the anime was beautiful. I loved the music a lot.

Apr 29, 2017 9:54 AM by cure_potato

One of the best Josei I have ever watched. Hope they won't fuck it up!

Apr 29, 2017 6:17 AM by SnapMyBerry

I think this would turn out nicely, especially since josei series have high potential to become good live-action shows/films. It worked out well for Honey & Clover and Nodame Cantabile if I recall.

Apr 29, 2017 4:56 AM by Skittles

One of my favorite mangas and animes. Though they'll have to cut even MORE stuff out of the manga than the anime already did :(

Apr 29, 2017 4:52 AM by who_dat_ninja

You can count me in :)

Apr 28, 2017 11:46 PM by Wintovisky

ewwww at chinen yuri bgetting the main role. At this point even yamazaki kento would be better


Apr 28, 2017 11:32 PM by jenkk

That's pretty surprising. I'd watch it.

Apr 28, 2017 10:50 PM by Syrup-

I loved the show, would be really interesting to see the live-action.

Apr 28, 2017 8:40 PM by Zelev

Yay. Now we can watch Sentaro get screwed over in live action...

Apr 28, 2017 6:23 PM by Jak

Vyst said:
Symphyon said:
Haven't seen the actual series but things like these that don't revolve around action or anything like that would work in live-action.


Highly recommend watching it.

Will go and give it a watch when I feel like wanting to see it. I heard very good things from a lot of people which had it in their favorites and all.

Apr 28, 2017 5:59 PM by Wasshio

Sakana-san said:
The cover of Shogakukan's Flowers June issue (pictured) has announced that Yuki Kodama's Sakamichi no Apollon will receive a theatrical live-action adaptation. It is slated to premiere in 2018.

Cast
Kaoru Nishimi: Yuri Chinen (Chokosoku! Sankin-kotai live-action)
Sentarou Kawabuchi: Taishi Nakagawa (ReLIFE live-action)
Ritsuko Mukae: Nana Komatsu (Bakuman. live-action)

Staff
Director: Takahiro Miki (Solanin live-action)
Script: Izumi Takahashi (Himitsu: The Top Secret live-action)

Sakamichi no Apollon began serialization in September 2009 and ended in January 2012, with nine volumes compiled. The manga was awarded in the general category for the 57th Shougakukan Manga Awards and also received a recommendation by the judging committee for the 16th Japan Media Arts Award in 2012. A TV anime series by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions was broadcast via Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block for 12 episodes in Spring 2012. Crunchyroll simulcast the series and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North American release in 2013.

Official site: http://www.apollon-movie.com/

Source: Rakuten, Comic Natalie


THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST LIVE ACTION ADAPTION THIS MORTAL WORLD WILL EVER SEE.

Apr 28, 2017 5:51 PM by _Poochyena_

Symphyon said:
Haven't seen the actual series but things like these that don't revolve around action or anything like that would work in live-action.


Highly recommend watching it.

Apr 28, 2017 5:51 PM by Vyst

a series that actually can works or even better as live action...

Apr 28, 2017 5:50 PM by Kuma

Haven't seen the actual series but things like these that don't revolve around action or anything like that would work in live-action.

Apr 28, 2017 5:48 PM by Wasshio

Now thats something a live-action could actually be good.

Apr 28, 2017 4:25 PM by DatRandomDude

Vyst said:
While I normally oppose the idea of live action, hearing this is kind of exciting. Sakamichi no apollon is one of the best slice of life animes.

Agreed, Sakamichi no Apollon was a pretty good slice of life anime, I enjoyed it.

Apr 28, 2017 3:50 PM by Ame

While I normally oppose the idea of live action, hearing this is kind of exciting. Sakamichi no apollon is one of the best slice of life animes.

Apr 28, 2017 2:22 PM by Vyst

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