Love Com Author Aya Nakahara’s Otona Najimi Manga Gets Live-action Film in May 2023
A live-action film adaptation of Aya Nakahara‘s (Love Com, also known as Lovely Complex) romance manga Otona Najimi is set to be released in Japan on May 12, 2023. It will be her third work, after Love Com and Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai, to be adapted into a live-action. Shooting has already been completed.
The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s monthly josei manga magazine Cocohana from 2019 to 2021, then compiled in eight tankobon volumes. The publisher describes its synopsis as below:
Kaede Kagaya and Haru Aoyama have lived next door and have known each other since childhood. They started living alone, but due to various reasons, they are now living next to each other again. Kaede has always liked Haru, but nothing has happened. In order to give up her feeling toward Haru, Kaede starts dating the manager of a bento store, but to her surprise, he is a married man! She is pushed into a corner, but Haru helped her out and she avoids getting bogged down. Haru also helps her deal with the large amount of Chinese cabbage he ordered by mistake… Haru is currently unemployed after a fight with his boss over a co-worker’s sexual harassment. Kaede loves him even in that situation, but where is her one-sided love going…?
Hiroto Takahashi, who worked on a live action film adaptation of Risa Konno’s Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei sjoujo manga in 2021, serves as director on a screenplay by Erika Yoshida (BOCCHI THE ROCK! series composition writer). Fashion model/actress Rinka Kumada is cast as the main heroine Kaede Kagaya, while Mizuki Inoue (Johnny&Associates’ boy idol group HiHi Jets member) plays her love interest Haru Aoyama.
— 映画『おとななじみ』公式 (@otonanajimi) October 23, 2022
Manga tankobon 1st volume cover:
Source: “Otona Najimi” live-action film official website / Twitter
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