by Chris MaGee
There are some manga-to-screen adaptations that are pretty damn intriguing. Here's one that isn't. In the continued strip mining of Japanese comics a screen adaptation of Kazune Kawahara's shojo manga "Koukou Debut (High School Debut)" is in the works. Topkyograph is reporting that an adaptation of the manga, which ran in Bessatsu Margaret magazine from 2003 to 2008, has been green lit although no director has been attached yet and no release date has been scheduled.
Kawahara's original manga tells the story of a teenage girl named Haruna who goes from being a junior high tomboy obsessed with softball to a high schooler with only one thing on her mind - finding the right boy and falling in love! Excuse me. I think I just threw up a little. Haruna meets her Mr. Right, a high school senior who coaches her in softball and... wait for it... Yup, you guessed it - falling in love. Damn, give me Teruo Ishii's screen adaptation of Yoshiharu Tsuge's "Neji-Shiki" instead of this crap.