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“High School Debut” Movie Adaptation?!

What?! My super favorite manga “High School Debut” is  going live?! Where was I these past few days?! My eyes nearly popped out when I read the news, and the funny thing is, it’s been all over the internet since August 10! I’m so freakin’ outdated!

Here’s the article from Tokyograph.

(http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-6458)

The hit manga series “Koukou Debut” (“High School Debut”) by artist Kazune Kawahara will come to life in a movie adaptation, it has been announced. This month’s issue of Bessatsu Margaret revealed that a film is in the works, but details such as the cast and release date are still unknown.

The original manga ran in the magazine from 2003 to 2008 and was printed as 13 collected volumes. It tells the story of a young girl named Haruna who was completely absorbed with softball during her middle school days, but now that she is in high school, she decides to completely redo her lifestyle and focus on falling in love. In order to increase her popularity with boys, she convinces a good-looking upperclassman, Yoh, to become her coach. Although he makes her agree to not fall in love with him, she naturally does.

More details about the movie will be announced at a later date.

I, so love the manga. And I, so love Haruna. The girl is  just downright funny. In fact when I remember her crazy ideas, I can’t help but smile (and laugh). I’m totally excited to watch a “human” version of her. And speaking of which, I just have the perfect girl in mind, my other obvious favorite, Shida Mirai.

I just adore this girl. With her funny facial expressions,  amazing comedic timing and undeniable charm, I know that she can play Haruna’s character well.

It’s a bit tricky for the male lead though. Yoh’s character is just way too perfect, if not  too complicated to be “personified”. But if you’ll ask me, I want “him” to be Kanata Hongo. Seriously, I really-really miss the SHINATA love team, and right now, I’m just using every probable excuse for them to be together again.

Yeah, I know. Kanata doesn’t really fit Yoh’s image, but would it hurt to wish.

So, here I am. Zealously, fervently, eagerly waiting for the movie’s next update. 🙂

First Impressions: Yankee-kun to Megane-chan

Okay, just to let everybody know, I decided to keep track of this jdorama simply because of Kanata Hongo.  I’ve been waiting for his small-screen comeback like forever! And at last, the most anticipated news had arrived…All Hail Yankee-kun to Megane-Chan!

I’m not a major fan of the leads and to be frank, I have zero-knowledge of the manga. Thus, I don’t have any expectations or pre-empts, whatsoever. It’s a rather good thing for me coz I don’t have to deal with any  feelings of dissatisfaction or disappointments, if ever there is, later.  Even if KH doesn’t play the more important male protagonist , I’m at ease to see my favorite bishounen in action. Good to see yah again Kanata-kun!

See?! He’s just too adorable as Izumi Gaku, isn’t he? 😀

I’m not berating Hiroki Nariyama or anything. In fact, I adored his acting skills in Orange Days and in my all-time favorite Gokusen 1. But when I first learned that he’ll be a “high school” delinquent in the drama, I somehow doubt if he’ll pull the strings together. You can’t blame me though, I’ve watched him portray much older roles before. After ep. 1, I can say that he did give Daichi Shinigawa‘s character some justice. I dunno if it’s because of his sharp and strong facial features or because of his past acting experience, but somehow he hits it bullseye. 🙂

As for Riisa Naka (Hana Adachi), I don’t really have much to say about her. Just to be honest, I haven’t seen any of her dramas before or if ever I’ve seen one, I haven’t noticed her. Sumimasen Riisa-chan. Anyways, watching her in the drama just makes me laugh out loud. She upgraded the words “persistently annoying person ” to a way higher level. She screams, she crawls,  she stares… Okay, in short, she pretty much does everything  that are totally unexpected for a girl.

Well, I’m looking forward- not the exaggerated and desperate anticipation but more of the hopeful and optimistic type– to this drama. It’s too early to give a comment but still I’m hoping for the best. So far, so good.I dunno if there’s gonna be some romance, but I can tell that there’s chemistry. Before I forget, the humour is two-thumbs up superb!

The jdorama kinda resemble Gokusen in a way or two. And it’s a plus factor for me, since I love school-comedies and stuffs. First, it centers around the rather quirky life of a misjudged  rumble-rousing juvenile delinquent. Second, it has a meddling, unwavering, funny and at the same time weird female lead. Third, it has a lot of over-the-top  fighting scenes. Fourth, the female lead has a not-so-secret past. I can go on and on but I’m going to cut the list short and ends it here.

Who knows, maybe I’ll make an episode recap or at least a summary of it? I’m still on Episode 1 though that means I have so much of catching up.

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