Following the highly praised anime film adaptation directed by Sunao Katabuchi, a new live-action serial TV drama based on Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World is planned for this summer. The news was announced in this year's latest 7th issue of Futabasha's Manga Action released today in Japan.
The manga was originally serialized in the magazine from 2007 to 2009, then compiled in three tankobon volumes and has printed over one million copies in Japan. The World War II manga tells a story of a family who lived in Kure-city, Hiroshima Prefecture, where was one of the areas destroyed by the atomic bomb dropped by U.S. forces.
On August 5 in 2011, a 144-minute TV drama special based on the manga was aired on Ninon TV and its affiliates. Keiko Kitagawa (Rei Hino/Sailor Mars in the live-action Sailor Moon TV drama)
starred as the protagonist Suzu.
The manga author Kouno says, "I think a serial drama is a very close visualization to a serial manga.
I am excited to see elements that can be possible in live-action. I want to watch over Suzu-san's life
every week, laughing and crying together with you."
Tankobon 1st and 3rd volume covers
DVD jacket of the 2011 drama
via: Comic Natalie
© Fumiyo Kouno/Futabasha