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Shinobu Goto’s Legendary BL Novel Takumi-kun Series Gets A New Live-action Film



Shinobu Goto’s legendary boys love novel series Takumi-kun Series, which has printed more than five million copies since 1992, will be adapted into a new live-action film to be released in Japanese theaters in 2023.


The Takumi-kun Series was published in 28 volumes from KADOKAWA’s boys love novel imprint Kadokawa Ruby Bunko from April 1992 to March 2014, then the Takumi-kun Series Complete Edition that included all the previous stories in chronological order was released in 11 volumes from March 2016 to February 2017.


This school love story about two boys at a prestigious boarding school who, through various incidents, finally become lovers, has not only been published in comics, but has also been made into drama cassettes and CDs, and stage plays. So far, five live-action films have been released between 2007 and 2011, and this will be the sixth.


The role of Takumi Hayama is played by 19-year-old newcomer Shion Morishita, who has just made his debut in the entertainment industry but has become popular for his soothing TikTok videos. The role of Giichi Saki, the boyfriend of Hayama, is played by 22-year-old Daigo Kato, best known as Jyushi Aimono in the Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle stage plays. Kenji Yokoi, who woked on the second to fourth films, returns to the director’s chair.



Shion Morishita:



Daigo Kato:





“Takumi-kun Series Complete Edition” volume 1 cover:



Source: “Takumi-kun Series” live-action film official website / Twitter


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