Wataru Yoshizumi‘s Marmalade Boy manga ran from 1992 to 1995, and is generally considered to be one of the classics of shoujo. It’s been adapted into an anime series, anime movie, light novels, dating sim, and even a live-action TV show in Taiwan, and now it’s set to return in the form of a live-action film adaptation.
Ryo Yoshizawa takes the lead as the “Marmalade Boy” himself, Yuu Matsura, working alongside Hinako Sakurai as his stepsister Miki. She gives him this strange name as a way of expressing his sweet and bitter attitude. While the two don’t initially get along after their parents divorce and swap partners, they eventually find themselves falling for each other.
The two leads:
Ryuichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Wolf Girl and Black Prince) directs the adaptation, with Taeko Asano (Nana, Love Generation) on the screenplay. Marmalade Boy (website) is currently set for a 2018 debut in Japan.