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Manga Sutra - Futari H Gets Live-Action Film Sequel

Manga Sutra - Futari H Gets Live-Action Film Sequel

The staff and cast of the live-action film adaptation of Aki Katsu's Futari Ecchi (Futari H) romantic comedy manga announced on Sunday that a film sequel has been green-lit. The announcement was made at the event marking the release of the first film's DVD. The manga follows an inexperienced couple and their comic adventures as they explore intimacy with each other.

Yūri Morishita starred in the first live-action film as the wife Yura alongside Riki Miura (Here is Greenwood), and she appeared at Sunday event to announce that she will reprise her role in the sequel. The film will begin shooting in October.

Aki Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing the manga, which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. The manga has sold 23 million copies so far, and Hakusensha published the manga's 50th compiled book volume in Japan on July 15 with a Futari H Memorial Extra compilation DVD. Tokyopop published the manga in North America under the name Manga Sutra - Futari H before announcing that it would close its North American publishing operations.

Media Blasters released the 2002-2004 original video anime adaptation of the same manga under the name Step Up Love Story. There was a previous live-action television mini-series adaptation of the manga in 2003, and a separate live-action net series premiered in Japan in July.


that reminds me - i need to finish the manga lol
(no subject) - Anonymous
baka_tenshi 11th-Sep-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
oh god. i don't know what to do if that happened tbh
lovely_tunes 11th-Sep-2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
i wonder if the live action film also features those really weird close up shots...
shavashava forgive the ignorant prude here11th-Sep-2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
but is this a hentai???
baka_tenshi Re: forgive the ignorant prude here11th-Sep-2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
it's very ecchi (talking about sex and showing boobs) but from what i've read so far, it's not. maybe down the road they'll show the actual sex act but it seems to be more of a guide on how to have a relationship and that sex is not the foundation for a relationship.
taylorniw 11th-Sep-2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
It has the potential to be in one of these categories:

1. So bad it's good.

2. So bad it's horrible.
keyllastic 11th-Sep-2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Never heard of the live-action before, so I can't decide which is creepier, Riki Miura's appearance or the fact that the artist also drew Escaflowne............ Both details ruin my childhood somehow. :|
newsvsyamapi 12th-Sep-2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
kuronochou 11th-Sep-2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Aki Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne)
O.O!!! whoa...
I've read this manga but it never crossed my mind that the mangaka is the same with Escaflowne (which I'm a huge fan of)!!!
(no subject) - Anonymous
kuronochou 12th-Sep-2011 12:11 am (UTC)
I'm a fan of the anime^^,
yeah I didn't read the manga of it (cause the art is not that good, and the only reason why I read Futari H is because I'm too curious XD!)

but just thinking of Escaflowne and FH having a sort of connection is just woah to me XD
botanbutton 11th-Sep-2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
In any case, I'm reading this manga so they better do a good job.
heartgatavirus 12th-Sep-2011 03:43 am (UTC)
oh god. both main characters of this manga. are so unbelievably stupid and annoying D:
wish_u_were_moi 12th-Sep-2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
i loved the manga, hopefully this isnt too terrible
cloud_l_tifa 16th-Sep-2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Where can I get this illegal ?? lol XD

I wanna seee seee.. XD
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