Baki Boys’ Love Book Gets Live-Action TV Treatment on WOWOW

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Actor Honoka Matsumoto (in costume and make-up as her character, Akane Kojima) poses with about 50 volumes of Keisuke Itagaki's Baki manga in a promotional photo for the upcoming Grappler Baki wa BL dewanaika to Kangaesuzuketa Shoujo no Kiroku WOWOW live-action TV drama.

Fans who appreciate the gentler side of Baki, a long-running and hyper-violent martial arts manga by Keisuke Itagaki, will soon be able to look at the series in an entirely new way, because “Grappler Baki” wa BL dewanaika to 1-Nichi 30-jikan 300-bi Kangaeta Shoujo no Kiroku (“The Chronicle of a Maiden Who Thought that Grappler Baki is BL 30 Hours a Day for 300 Days”), a non-fiction book by sociologist and BL scholar Junko Kaneda, is being adapted into a fictionalized TV drama that will broadcast on WOWOW in September of 2021.

The logo of the upcoming Grappler Baki wa BL dewanaika to Kangaesuzuketa Shoujo no Kiroku live-action TV drama.

The live-action TV drama is entitled Grappler Baki wa BL dewanaika to Kangaesuzuketa Shoujo no Kiroku (“The Chronicle of a Maiden Who Continued to Think that Grappler Baki is BL”), and the main staff for it includes:

  • Original work: “Grappler Baki” wa BL dewanaika to 1-Nichi 30-jikan 300-bi Kangaeta Shoujo no Kiroku by Junko Kaneda (published in Japan by Kawade Shobō Shinsha)
  • Director: Santa Yamagishi
  • Screenplay: Makoto Ueda (Europe Kikaku)
  • Starring: Honoka Matsumoto
  • Music: Oh Shu
  • Production Cooperation: Nikkatsu
  • Production development: Django Film
  • Planning cooperation: Akita Shoten
  • Production: Grappler Baki wa BL dewanaika to Kangaesuzuketa Shoujo no Kiroku Production Committee

The cover of the

In Grappler Baki wa BL dewanaika to Kangaesuzuketa Shoujo no Kiroku, actor Honoka Matsumoto (pictured above) stars as Akane Kojima, an unassuming women who works as a clerk in a stationery store and who is secretly a huge fujoshi. Kojima discovers the Baki series by Keisuke Itagaki and falls in love with its dramatic presentation of muscular martial arts men, but her simple life grows complicated when she gets caught up in the troubles of Takeno (a junior employee at her workplace), Kajiwara (Kojima’s boss), and Shibamoto (her former classmate).

Grappler Baki wa BL dewanaika to Kangaesuzuketa Shoujo no Kiroku is scheduled to broadcast in Japan on WOWOW beginning in September of 2021. The series will run for 7 episodes.

Source: Comic Natalie

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