Honey Lemon Soda, a manga by Mayu Murata, has not yet been licensed in America, but is doing quite well in Japan. So well, in fact, that in addition to being nominated for Best Shojo Manga in Kodansha’s Manga Awards, it’s getting a live-action adaptation.
A trailer has already been revealed, and now a new minute-long video has been released that has brief cast interviews and shows some of the filming.
Raul of the idol band Snow Man has been cast as Kai Miura, a character with blond hair who gives the title its name. Ai Yoshikawa has been cast as lead Uka Ishimori, who is a high school student trying to make up for the past. Snow Man is behind the theme song “HELLO HELLO.”
Honey Lemon Soda is directed by Kōji Shintoku, who did the live-action Peach Girl, and it will hit Japanese theaters July 9.
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.