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Manga 'Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia' Gets TV Anime, Live-Action Movie

by Vindstot
Jan 11, 8:04 PM | 52 Comments
Publishing company Shogakukan announced both a television anime adaptation and a live-action movie for Makoto Ojiro's Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia (Insomniacs After School) manga on Wednesday.

Ojiro began drawing the slice of life school manga in Big Comic Spirits in May 2019. Shogakukan published the eighth volume on Wednesday (pictured).

Synopsis
It all started with the death of one of the Astronomy Club's members. From this, the rumored ghost of the club came to life.

Grumpy insomniac Ganta Nakami stumbles across the moderately rebellious yet easygoing Isaki Magari in the Astronomy Club's abandoned observatory. Magari is jolted awake and tries to escape from the scene, only to have a broken door prevent that, forcing the two inside. The two forge an unlikely friendship, leading them to use the observatory as a safe space for them to interact.

Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia follows the insomniacs Nakami and Magari's time in the starlit observatory as they help each other cope with insomnia and the lasting effects it has on student life. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Shogakukan posted a special animated promotional video commemorating the release of the seventh volume last October.

Special PV


Manga official page: https://bigcomicbros.net/work/6437/

Source: Comic Natalie

Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia on MAL

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Jan 21, 7:34 AM by lainofend333

Woah, the synopsis had a powerful first line there. I saw the title and I was about to drop a “Insomnia. That’s relatable stuff, alright” xD.

Sounds like there’s a decent hype around this from here so here’s to hoping this’ll deliver.

Jan 21, 12:20 AM by _MushiRock11_

Animation looks detailed and it also seems promising. Wish it will be great anime.

Jan 16, 4:18 AM by toumei_

OMG!! Amazing news!!
Love it so muuuch

Jan 16, 3:29 AM by Edaniel

Finished the manga to its latest serialization, and awaiting the anime.

Jan 13, 8:06 PM by KANLen09

The manga is great and the PV looked pretty good, so i'm expecting some peak stuff. Very excited^^

Jan 13, 1:45 PM by Osyriss

ZXEAN said:
Japanese Live Action sucks. Excited for the anime hope it turns out to be great.
Some, not all do

The Rurouni Kenshin films as of recent are fucking fantastic for example

Jan 13, 5:40 AM by Tokoya

ZXEAN said:
Koshi_Inaba said:


"Nothing but cosplay mess"
Yup, only watched the crappy manga adaptation ones, not the actual major movies or even the well-made manga adaptation ones.
Yaa when I will watch those my opinion will surely change as of now for me Japanese Live action sucks.


As for now, you're still a know-nothing-know-it-all with very little knowledge in Japanese CINEMA. Then again, considering your age, not surprised. Widen your range first before acting like a big shot. Also, most Japanese movies are movies about normal people, so no, the problem is not with Japanese cinema, it's YOU and your narrow knowledge.

Jan 13, 5:36 AM by Koshi_Inaba

Koshi_Inaba said:
ZXEAN said:
Damm bro this guy is annoying asf. I didn't even watched all anime classic that doesn't mean I can't give any opinion on anime. For what I have seen Japanese Live action is noting but a cosplay mess.


"Nothing but cosplay mess"
Yup, only watched the crappy manga adaptation ones, not the actual major movies or even the well-made manga adaptation ones.
Yaa when I will watch those my opinion will surely change as of now for me Japanese Live action sucks.

Jan 12, 9:37 PM by ZXEAN

ZXEAN said:
Koshi_Inaba said:


I don't care if you don't like the Japanese movies that YOU'VE WATCHED, but when you're generalizing Japanese movies like that, you're dissing people who made huge contributions to world cinema since the 1950s. Yeah, it's useless arguing with a know-nothing-know-it-all like you. Probably never watched any of the movies I mentioned, anyway. Just so know, many of movies I mention becomes influential in world cinemas, Including France and Hollywood.
Damm bro this guy is annoying asf. I didn't even watched all anime classic that doesn't mean I can't give any opinion on anime. For what I have seen Japanese Live action is noting but a cosplay mess.


"Nothing but cosplay mess"
Yup, only watched the crappy manga adaptation ones, not the actual major movies or even the well-made manga adaptation ones. Yeah, watching the crappy ones makes you an expert in Japanese movies, sure. None of the movies I've mentioned are "cosplay mess". You do realize there are movies where Japanese actors dress normally right? Or period dramas where the costumes are actually good? Like Ran, 13 Assassins, the Kingdom live action adaptation. No wait, of course you don't lol.

Jan 12, 9:35 PM by Koshi_Inaba

Koshi_Inaba said:
ZXEAN said:
Why are you getting triggered !? If you like Japanese Live Action it's fine it doesn't mean everyone should. Moreover there will always be some exceptions in every media I might find something enjoyable who knows.


I don't care if you don't like the Japanese movies that YOU'VE WATCHED, but when you're generalizing Japanese movies like that, you're dissing people who made huge contributions to world cinema since the 1950s. Yeah, it's useless arguing with a know-nothing-know-it-all like you. Probably never watched any of the movies I mentioned, anyway. Just so know, many of movies I mention becomes influential in world cinemas, Including France and Hollywood.
Damm !!!! this guy is annoying asf. I didn't even watched all anime classic that doesn't mean I can't give any opinion on anime. For what I have seen Japanese Live action is noting but a cosplay mess.

Jan 12, 9:30 PM by ZXEAN

ZXEAN said:
Koshi_Inaba said:


Ningen no Jouken, Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Kwaidan, Ran, 13 Assassins and Shoplifters would like to talk to you. Don't talk like you know about about Japanese cinema when all you've watched is some poorly made manga adaptations. Tokyo Story is considered one of the greatest movie ever made even by director like Scorsese. Ever heard of Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kobayashi or Koreeda? No? Then shut up
Why are you getting triggered !? If you like Japanese Live Action it's fine it doesn't mean everyone should. Moreover there will always be some exceptions in every media I might find something enjoyable who knows.


I don't care if you don't like the Japanese movies that YOU'VE WATCHED, but when you're generalizing Japanese movies like that, you're dissing people who made huge contributions to world cinema since the 1950s. Yeah, it's useless arguing with a know-nothing-know-it-all like you. Probably never watched any of the movies I mentioned, anyway. Just so you know, many of movies I mention becomes influential in world cinemas, Including France and Hollywood.

Jan 12, 9:22 PM by Koshi_Inaba

Koshi_Inaba said:
ZXEAN said:
Japanese Live Action sucks. Excited for the anime hope it turns out to be great.


Ningen no Jouken, Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Kwaidan, Ran, 13 Assassins and Shoplifters would like to talk to you. Don't talk like you know about about Japanese cinema when all you've watched is some poorly made manga adaptations. Tokyo Story is considered one of the greatest movie ever made even by director like Scorsese. Ever heard of Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kobayashi or Koreeda? No? Then shut up
Why are you getting triggered !? If you like Japanese Live Action it's fine it doesn't mean everyone should. Moreover there will always be some exceptions in every media I might find something enjoyable who knows.

Jan 12, 9:20 PM by ZXEAN

ZXEAN said:
Japanese Live Action sucks. Excited for the anime hope it turns out to be great.


Ningen no Jouken, Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Kwaidan, Ran, 13 Assassins and Shoplifters would like to talk to you. Don't talk like you know about about Japanese cinema when all you've watched is some poorly made manga adaptations. Tokyo Story is considered one of the greatest movie ever made even by director like Scorsese. Ever heard of Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kobayashi or Koreeda? No? Then shut up

Jan 12, 8:45 PM by Koshi_Inaba

Japanese Live Action sucks. Excited for the anime hope it turns out to be great.

Jan 12, 7:44 PM by ZXEAN

Hmmm it's a series that would only work with good directing and visuals so I don't know what to feel yet. Nice to hear it gets a live action adaptation though.

Jan 12, 2:56 PM by Shirayukin

Heard great stuff about the manga so I'll start reading it.

Jan 12, 1:42 PM by SideCharacterKal

Fario-P said:
Tendo_GM said:

The PV was done as a celebration of a manga Volume release, it’s not tied to the anime adaptation
Ah, I see... well, doesn't change the fact that it's a good-looking trailer for a manga that honestly kinda deserves some love.

Yea, it does look pretty good.
I hope that the anime ends up on the same level and gets a good studio

Jan 12, 9:40 AM by Tendo_GM

Tendo_GM said:
Fario-P said:
Figured it was bound to happen with its MAL high average score (8.44 atm)... oh well, at least the industry finally noticed something interesting for once and the PV genuinely looks great! Seriously, who's the studio behind this??

Gonna keep an eye out for further info, the little I've read of this manga was pretty chill.

The PV was done as a celebration of a manga Volume release, it’s not tied to the anime adaptation
Ah, I see... well, doesn't change the fact that it's a good-looking trailer for a manga that honestly kinda deserves some love.

Jan 12, 9:13 AM by Fario-P

the manga actually received awards or well sold well during its release i dont remember which but it made me read it 2 years ago so it was bound to happen. I'm glad it did, it's a pretty cute manga

Jan 12, 8:59 AM by EGOIST

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