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Grand Blue Dreaming Manga Gets Live-Action Adaptation

Grand Blue Dreaming Manga Gets Live-Action AdaptationGrand Blue Dreaming, the comedy manga by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka, is headed to the big screen.

A teaser trailer and poster for the live-action film adaptation of the manga, which is called Grand Blue, were revealed today. And as the poster makes clear, that wasn’t all that was revealed, if you know what I mean.

The semi-nude fellows in the trailer and poster are Ryo Ryusei and Atsuhiro Inukai as college freshmen Iori Kitahara and Kohei Imamura. In comments released alongside the trailer and poster, Ryusei talked about how on set, day after day involved being naked. So it goes.

The film is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (Kakegurui).

Here’s how Kodansha Comics describes the original manga, which it’s releasing digitally in English:

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

You can read our review of the manga right here.

Grand Blue hits Japanese theaters May 29.

Source: ANN, Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.