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: