The Upcoming Manga Adaptations!

Hello guys! Let's take a look at the upcoming Asian films and dramas based on popular manga/manhwa. Some of them do not have final airing dates set yet, so they might get postponed later on. 


Bakuman.

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Genre: slice of life, manga, friendship, drama, romance
Plot: Two friends embark on a journey of becoming popular manga artists while handling the high school challenges.
October 2015

Heroine Disqualified

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Genre: romance, school, shoujo, drama
Plot: A high school girl realizes that real life is not a shoujo manga when her childhood friend (whom she has always loved) does not choose her.
September 2015

Piece of Cake

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Genre: romance, drama
Plot: The story follows a woman Shino who tries to start a new life after moving to another town and leaving her abusive boyfriend.
September 2015

Senpai to Kanojo

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Genre: romance, school, shoujo
Plot: A freshman girl falls in love with her senior.
October 2015

The Flower We Saw That Day

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Genre: slice of life, friendship, romance, supernatural
Plot: Jinta is the only one who can see his childhood friend Meiko as a ghost. Now, in order to make her move on, he must gather all of the others from their childhood group and grant her wish by coming to terms with their past and secrets.
September 2015

Cheese in the Trap

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Genre: romance, mystery, school
Plot: Hong Sul gets asked out by the mysterious and popular guy from her college, and she starts going out with him even though her instincts tell her that his nice and kind personality is only a pretense.
January 2016

Orange

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Genre: friendship, slice of life, romance, drama, supernatural
Plot: A girl suddenly receives a letter from her future, telling her about the transfer of her soon-to-be friend and instructions on how to save him from an upcoming tragedy. 
December 2015

Ore Monogatari

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Genre: comedy, school, romance, friendship
Plot: Gouda Takeo is the real example of the expression 'Don't judge a book by its cover.'  He is huge, threatening and strong, but he is also very kind and soft. Will he be able to find his true romance as well?
October 2015

Attack on Titan: End of the World

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Genre: drama, supernatural, action
Plot: The sequel to the first movie, set in the world in which the war against the Titans is reaching its climax; the second part is supposed to take off after the ep 13.
September 2015

God of Bath

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Genre: comedy, drama, slice of life
Plot: Heo Se is a 23-year-old guy who ends up scrubbing the baths in a theme park after losing his job and being chased by loan sharks.
The end of 2016

Minami kun no Koibito ~ My Little Lover

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Genre: romance, school, supernatural
Plot: During a stormy night, Chiytami suddenly gets her body reduced to only 15 cm, and when her childhood crush Minami happens to see her, they make a deal not to tell anyone until they find out what is going on.
The end of 2015

Kounodori

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Genre: medical, drama
Plot: Sakura is a famous and popular gynecologist who is dedicated to his work and playing the piano.
October 2015

Flatterer

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Genre: school, sports, youth
Plot: A girl who starts attending a high school of troublemakers and bad boys.
The end of 2015

Goodbye Mr Black

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Genre: romance, drama
Plot: the Korean manhwa retelling based on the classic story of the Count of Monte Cristo.
March 2016

Nobunaga Concerto

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Genre: supernatural, historical, drama, comedy, romance
Plot: It is the sequel to the popular drama and it follows the story of a time-traveling high school student who goes back to the 16 century Japan and meets his old self.
January 2016

Chihayafuru

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Genre: sports, drama, romance, school
Plot: A girl who loves playing karuta, a card game based on Japanese poetry, her friends and potential love interests. 
March 2016

Terra Formars

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Genre: sci-fi, action, horror, drama
Plot: After trying to inhabit the Mars with cockroaches, a terrible virus hits the already devastated Earth and 15 poor Japanese are sent to Mars to find the vaccine.
April 2016

Prison School

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Genre: comedy, mature, school
Plot: A group of friends get enrolled in an all-girls high school, but after taking sneak pictures of some girls, they get the punishment they would have never though of before.
The end of 2015

From Five to Nine

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Genre: romance, comedy, drama
Plot: Sakuraba Junko, an English language school teacher, falls in love with a monk Hoshikawa Takane.
The end of 2015

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    Sara May 2, 2016 - edited

    I hope to see Kaichou wa maid sama and lovely complex as dramas. It would also be amazing if they were Korean adapted dramas!

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      Mimo Jul 20, 2016

      i agree!

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      fazila Jul 28, 2016

      lovely complex has a live action movie

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      Paula Oct 11, 2016

      I would absolutely love that

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    Maria Hernandez Mar 13, 2016 - edited

    anyone have a good website they go to for the latest japanese movies...sadly japanese movies are super hard to find if not extremely popular

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      Ceki Mar 15, 2016

      avistaz, but you need registration...

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    SamuraiSx Mar 11, 2016

    goshhh THIS ISTOO MUCH OF SUGOINESS !!! <3 *Q* now I need to choose what to watch first!!! ><

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    Tsu-chan Feb 26, 2016 - edited

    My mother!!! *jaw drops literally on the floor*
    Say what?? Chihayafuru, orange, senpai to kanojo are getting live-actions sugoi!!!
    I heard that wolf girl & black prince is getting a live-action too. The mc of ldk (the guy who acted as Sushei) will play the role of Kyoya.. I hope it'll be worth the hype<3

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    eiyaah Jan 18, 2016

    thank you for this article :)

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    jackyv93 Jan 4, 2016

    yes thank you for this article

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    Mody Jan 4, 2016 - edited

    Love so life should be made into drama series. Its the best

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      Eunha Mar 19, 2016

      That would be amazing,
      and come to think of it I need to catch up on that manga, thanks

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    steph_ravita Oct 23, 2015 - edited

    Still waiting on a live action for Kaichou Wa Maid Sama ;-;
    Really looking forward to some of these though!

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      MissEurydice Nov 27, 2015

      Same. I'd rather have them make a Season 2 of the anime, but if there is a drama for the first season I have no complaints. XD

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      Helene Jan 5, 2016

      Agree. It would be awesome if they made a live action of it. :)

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      Tsu-chan Feb 26, 2016

      *sobs* hopefully we'll get to see it eventually.

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    Katia Oct 17, 2015

    Chihayafuru *-*

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    sakuraKhey Oct 9, 2015

    God's Bath certainly called my attention.

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    SmileHoney Oct 7, 2015

    It's official- gotta start reading cheese in the trap! And omg I'm reading God's Bath right now and it's ridiculously funny, I wonder how the drama version will be? Aha Kim Young Kwang!! I don't know flatterer but Bora looks really cute there!~ ^^ :D

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    Carla Sep 21, 2015 - edited

    where's prison school?

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      Ceki Mar 16, 2016

      When the article was published, that drama was not even announced :) It has been updated though.

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    LinhNguyen Sep 20, 2015

    dreams come true!!! c(^V^c)

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    em45 Sep 16, 2015

    cheese in the trap and orange marmalade omg my top favourite manhwa's up until now!!

    And chihayafuru! hurah!!

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    whatteverr Sep 12, 2015

    The manhwa of "god of bath2 is so random hahahah... i dont know how they are gonna turn it into a drama, i am truly curious :D

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