Shūzō Oshimi’s Inside Mari Manga Gets Live-Action Series
Shūzō Oshimi‘s Boku wa Mari no Naka (Inside Mari) manga is getting a live-action series adaptation. Elaiza Ikeda (live-action Wolf Girl & Black Prince, All Esper Dayo!) is playing Mari Yoshizaki, and Ryō Yoshizawa (live-action Ao Haru Ride, Gintama) is playing Isao Komori.
Yuri Nakamura (live-action Maestro, Mori no Asagao) is playing Mari’s classmate Yori Kakiguchi. Other cast members include Kengo Nishioka, Yuuichi Yasoda, and Naomi Nishida.
Sumisu (Fujifabric, Dempagumi.inc, NMB48 music videos) is directing with Hatsuki Yokoo and Hiroto Totsuka. Yūko Shimoda is writing the scripts, and Shiggy Jr. is performing the theme song.
All eight episodes of the live-action series will stream on Fuji TV On Demand on March 31.
The original manga follows an “angel-like” beautiful high school girl with a certain secret she has been hiding from everyone, and an idle shut-in young man; the highlight of his day is seeing Mari at the convenience store. The story begins as Mari wakes up in her room, but something feels amiss about the room and even her own body.
Oshimi launched the manga in Manga Action in March 2012, and the series ended in September. Futabasha published the manga’s ninth and final compiled book volume on September 28. Crunchyroll released chapters of the manga as they were released in Japan.