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.
Kaoru Nishimi: Yuri Chinen
Sentarou Kawabuchi: Taishi Nakagawa (ReLIFE
Ritsuko Mukae: Nana Komatsu (Bakuman.
Director: Takahiro Miki (Solanin
Script: Izumi Takahashi (Himitsu: The Top Secret
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/
, Comic Natalie