Non Tamashima’s shōjo romance novel My Boyfriend in Orange will be translated into a live-action film on July 18. Kodansha USA confirmed in December 2017 that the series would be licensed digitally. Shōsuke Murakami will direct the film, which will be written by Junpei Yamaoka and released by Shochiku. The leads will be Hikaru Iwamoto and Meru Nukumi. Fireman Kysuke Ebihara and high school student Moe Sasaki are played by Hikaru Iwamoto of the Snow Man idol group and model Meru Nukumi, respectively, in the film. In this post, we’ve compiled all of the information you’ll need about this live-action film, so keep reading.
Tamashima, the manga author, adds, “Moekare will be adapted into a film. I still can’t even believe it, but I’m beyond thrilled. There will undoubtedly be many distinct twists and turns from the original plot, as well as expressions that only live-action can provide. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the wonderful Oranges and the adorable Moe on the big screen!”
About the Cast and Production
Hikaru Iwamoto, a 28-year-old member of Johnny & Associates’ boy idol group Snow Man, has been cast as Kyosuke Ebihara, the male protagonist, while 19-year-old fashion model Meru Nukumi has been cast as Moe Sasaki, the primary heroine. This will be Iwamoto’s debut lead role in a feature film. Along with the other members of Snow Man, he will also star in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Mr. Osomatsu, which will be Nukumi’s debut film appearance.
Shosuke Murakami will helm the live-action film/TV drama adaptations of Matcha Hazuki’s One Week Friends and Oreco Tachibana’s Promise Cinderella, which he recently worked on. The script was written by Junpei Yamaoka Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, live-action Peach Girl, Honey So Sweet. The film is perhaps distributed by Shochiku.
About ‘My Boyfriend in Orange’
Hot fireman, now in the realm of shojo manga! Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga online in English. Following the loss of her father, high school student Moe relocated to a new town. Moe is already having difficulties blending into her new class, so she is completely horrified when she is “saved” by local fireman Kysuke during a fire drill… in front of the entire school. However, the humiliating episode may turn out to be a gift in disguise, as Kysuke provides Moe with the bravery she needs to step outside of her comfort zone in order to leave her solitary days behind. Not to mention the fact that she’ll soon be head over heels in love with him… ! The manga first appeared in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine in May 2016, and also, the 11th collected volume was released on August 12.
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