A Girl on the Shore (a.k.a. Umibe no Onna no Ko in Japanese) is getting a live-action movie that’s coming out in Japan on August 20. The original manga is by Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun, Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction), and a new trailer has been released for the movie.
The original manga was published in English by Vertical, and it gave this description of the story:
“When Koume and Keisuke’s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Maybe Keisuke wants something more than a kiss from the fair Koume. Maybe Koume is looking for someone better than Misaki, the local playboy. But what they find in each other over the course of a summer might be far greater than anything they were expecting.
Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams!”
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.