The latest manga to find itself inexplicably the subject of a live action adaptation is none other than Shonen Jump’s aspiring mangaka title Bakuman.
Takeru Sato and Ryunosuke Kamiki will be playing the protagonists, and the film will be directed by Hitoshi Ohne, whose tiny movie experience (“Moteki” and “Koi no Uzu”) is dwarfed by the vast output of TV drama he has put his name to.
Bakuman mangaka Takeshi Obata’s unexciting response to the news:
“I’m very happy about the movie adaptation. I was able to pen the manga which is to appear in it, so as someone a involved a little in the production as well as the creator of the original I’m looking forward to seeing what it is like.”
The Bakuman movie is due in 2015.