Strobe Edge Shōjo Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Creator Io Sakisaka‘s Ao Haru Ride manga also inspires TV anime, live-action film

The August issue of Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on Saturday that a live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka‘s Strobe Edge manga has been green-lit. The shōjoromance manga ran in Bessatsu Margaret from 2007 to 2009.Viz Media published the 10th and final volume of the manga in North America in May, and it describes the manga’s story:


What is love, anyway? Ninako Kinoshita’s friends tell her it’s one thing, but Ninako wonders what this mysterious feeling really is. When she meets Ren Ichinose, a handsome, enigmatic guy who all the girls worship, her life takes an unexpected turn. With just a few words and a smile, he changes her world…

American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association named the manga in its 2014 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Sakisaka is now serializing another manga called Ao Haru Ride inBessatsu Margaret, and that manga is inspiring both a television anime this summer and a live-actionfilm this December.



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