It has been announced that Ema Tooyama
's Watashi ni xx Shinasai!
(Missions of Love
) shoujo manga will receive both a live-action film and TV drama adaptation. Toru Yamamoto (G'mor evian!
, Neko nanka Yondemo Konai.
live-action) will direct the live-action adaptations and Ayako Kitagawa (Prison School
) in charge of the screenplay. Tina Tamashiro (Sakurada Reset
) and Yuuta Koseki (Donten ni Warau
) will star as lead characters Yukina Himuro and Shigure Kitami, respectively. The TV drama will begin its broadcast this Spring, while the movie will premiere in Summer.
Watashi ni xx Shinasai!
was serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi
magazine between May 2009 and September 2015 for 19 volumes, and has over 2 million copies in circulation. The manga won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for best children's manga in 2012. Kodansha Comics USA licensed the manga for North American release and published
the 14th volume in May last year. The manga follows the love story of Yukina Himuro, the person behind the well-known cellphone novelist Yupina.
Official site: http://batsu-shina.jp/
Official Twitter: @batsu_shina
Source: Comic Natalie