Poster and Trailer for Upcoming J-movie Adaptation of Popular 90’s Manga Marmalade Boy

I can’t believe it’s been over thirty years (!!!) since shoujo manga Marmalade Boy came out. It’s actually still readable though the drawing style may seem too quaint for those who prefer the current renderings, this is actually my manga generation so my preferred drawing style that is clean and wholesome. An upcoming J-movie adaptation is headed to the theaters on April 27th, the first time Japan has done any adaptation of this story whether movie or drama. Taiwan adapted Marmalade Boy in the early 2000s and it was HORRIBLE, yes in all caps bad. The movie has four fantastic veterans playing the spouse-swapping parents and youngsters Sakurai Hinoko and Yoshizawa Ryo as the lead step-siblings who fall in love. This actually looks cute and a nice walk down the MB heyday memory lane.

Trailer for Marmalade Boy:

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Poster and Trailer for Upcoming J-movie Adaptation of Popular 90’s Manga Marmalade Boy — 9 Comments

  1. This manga seems quite popular. I haven’t read it myself but I have heard about it many years ago. I might check this out now when I have finished reading Relife. Those who are interested in manga I highly recommend Relife.

    As for the live action. I’m not that familiar with the lead actress. A new actress perhaps? This movie will be competing with “My Little Monster”. Cast-wise I prefer MLM (it has Tsuchiya Tao and Suda Masaki). I can’t say much about the plot since I haven’t read either of them.

  2. I never read the manga, but did watch the anime back in the day. Pretty sure it’s full of filler that didn’t happen in the manga. I remember I liked it. Surprised this is the first adaptation of it.

  3. I can’t believe it!!! I even went to the extent to buy the japanese version of the manga, paying a fortune, because in my country it wasn’t published until years later. I even bought the OST. This and Hana Yori Dango, were my favourites in these years. Great news!

  4. This was one of the first shoujo mangas that I ever read as a tween and I only got my hand on the first few volumes, but the story really stuck with me. Was not at all interested in the Taiwanese version despite the lead actor. This version looks good, though perhaps I would have preferred a drama.

  5. I’m squealing in joy right now! Lol. One of my favorite mangas, and yes, I watched the TW version as painfully as that was. Hahah. Koala, you just made my Friday afternoon! Thanks for posting on this. Cannot wait to see this!

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