Akira Saso’s Musicophilia Manga Gets A Live-Action Film

    Futabasha announced on Sunday that the Musicophilia manga by Akira Saso is inspiring a live-action film that will premiere this Fall.

    The manga (and hopefully the movie) is about a young man named Saku, who has a complex about music and attends an arts university in Kyoto. Through a strange series of events, he accidentally gets thrown into the world of modern music and he eventually starts to make his own music and find his place in the world.

    “Kyoto is a place where tradition and innovation coexist without contradiction. The various sounds I heard there became the source of “Musicophilia,’” Saso said. “I want to draw the joy of the moment when music is born. I hope this movie conveys that feeling to everyone!”


    Masaaki Taniguchi is directing the film, and Hiroyuki Ōno is writing the screenplay and producing the film. The film stars Kai Inowaki as Saku Urushibara, Honoka Matsumoto as Nagi Naniwa, and Ikusaburō Yamazaki as Taisei Kishino.

    This film will be the third film based on a Saso manga about music. Saso’s Shindō manga inspired a live-action film in 2007, and his Maestro! manga inspired a live-action film in 2015. The Musicophilia manga ran in Futabasha’s Manga Action magazine from 2011 to 2012 and it had five total compiled volumes.

    We do not know exactly when this movie will be coming out, but we’ll continue covering this movie as more developments come out!

    Sources: Comic Natalie, Anime News Encyclopedia


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