Ochiai's Crime and Punishment to Be Adapted to Film

10-volume re-imagining headed for the big screen

According to Futabasha, publisher of Manga Action magazine, Naoyuki Ochiai's Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance is about to receive the big screen treatment. Ochiai's manga was serialized in Manga Action from 2007 to 2011—Futabasha has yet to say whether the film adaptation will be live-action or animated. 


In A Falsified Romance, Ochiai takes Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1866 classic Crime and Punishment and re-imagines it in a more modern context. Taking the place of Raskolnikov—the student protagonist who deals with the consequences of committing murder—is a young hikikomori (shut-in) man. The female lead is now an enko (paid dating partner), and their story unravels in modern-day Japan.


Not much more is known about the adaptation other than the fact that it has been green-lit. Futabasha should be announcing more details in upcoming issues of Manga Action


Source [Comic Natalie via ANN]

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