Adapting manga and anime to live-action is the new black, apparently. Japan, America, even Korea is doing it.
A trailer for the latest manga-to-live-action adaptation hit the internet this week, so let’s take a look.
This time around, it’s the feature film of Clover. Not to be confused with the Clamp manga of the same name, Clover is the story of a female office worker, Saya Suzuki, who falls in love with her supervisor. She’s played in the live-action film by Emi Takei, who played Kaoru in the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy.
Clover opens in Japan November 1.
Speaking of the other Clover, Dark Horse, the American rights holder, and Universal were supposedly in negotiations for a Hollywood adaptation back in the day, though nothing seems to have come of it yet. Considering that was five years ago, perhaps we can consider it another adaptation that’s vanished into the void.