Mari Okada (Anohana, Nagi no Asukara) works on the screenplay
It is officially confirmed today that a live-action film adaptation of Kazune Kawahara's Sensei! love story manga series is in the works for a fall 2017 release. This is the fourth time for the author to get her manga adapted for big screen, following High School Debut (2011), Ore Monogatari!! (2015) and Aozora Yell (fourth time 2016).
Sensei! was her first serialization work that ran in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margalet from 1996 to 2003, then compiled in 20 tankobon volumes. It has printed over 5.7 million copies in Japan and is now also available in 11-volume smaller bunko edition. The story centers on a love relationship between a high school teacher Kosaku Ito and one of his students, Hibiki Shimada.
The live-action film is directed by Takahiro Miki, well known for his successful live-action film adaptations based on popular shoujo manga titles, such as Yuki Obata's We Were There (2012), Taku
Tsumugi's Hot Road (2014), and Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride (2014). He also directed the live-action film
based on Kawahara's Aozora Yell this year. Mari Okada, who has worked on many anime series including
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011), Nagi no Asukara (2013), and the ongoing Mobile Suit
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, provides the screenplay.
32-year-old Touma Ikuta, who previously worked with Miki in We Were There, is cast as Kosaku Ito,
while 18-year-old Suzu Hirose (Chihayafuru, Your Lie in April) is cast as Hibiki Shimada. The filming
is scheduled to begin in November.
Bunko edition 1st and 11th volume covers
Via: Movie Natalie