Otoko no Isshō

Otoko no Isshō (Japanese: 娚の一生, lit. "A Man's Lifetime") is a slice of life romance josei manga series written and illustrated by Keiko Nishi. It was published by Shogakukan on Flowers magazine and in four volumes compiling the chapters.[1] A live action romantic drama film adaptation was released on February 14, 2015. It's directed by Ryūichi Hiroki and written by Hiroshi Saitō. It stars Nana Eikura and Etsushi Toyokawa.[2][3]

Otoko no Isshō
娚の一生
GenreSlice of life, romance
Manga
Written byKeiko Nishi
Published byShogakukan
MagazineFlowers
DemographicJosei
Original runMarch 10, 2009 (Volume 1)September 24, 2012 (Volume 4)
Volumes4
Live-action film
Directed byRyūichi Hiroki
Written byHiroshi Saitō
Music byKōji Endō
ReleasedOctober 2014 (Tokyo Film Festival)
February 14, 2015
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CastEdit

VolumesEdit

  • 1 (March 10, 2009)[4]
  • 2 (October 10, 2009)[5]
  • 3 (March 10, 2010)[6]
  • 4 (September 24, 2012)[7]

MusicEdit

The soundtrack of the film is by Kōji Endō and the theme song is "Hold me, Hold you." by JUJU.[2]

ReceptionEdit

Volume 3 of the manga reached the 17th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and, as of March 14, 2010, has sold 37,260 copies;[8] volume 4 reached the 3rd place[9] and, as of October 7, 2012, has sold 166,735 copies.[10]

The manga was nominated for the third Manga Taishō in 2010, ranking 5th out of the 10 nominees with 48 points.[11]

In a review of the film, Maggie Lee of Variety said that "foot fetishists will rejoice, but this is an otherwise wholesome, mellow May–September romance."[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Otoko no Issho vo". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Live-Action Otoko no Isshō Film's Trailer Previews Love Story". Anime News Network. December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  3. ^ 娚の一生(2014). allcinema.net (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Otoko no Issho jp Vol.1". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Otoko no Issho jp Vol.2". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Otoko no Issho jp Vol.3". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Otoko no Issho jp Vol.4". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, March 8–14". Anime News Network. March 17, 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, September 24–30". Anime News Network. October 3, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, October 1–7". Anime News Network. October 10, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae Wins Manga Taisho Award (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 17, 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  12. ^ Maggie Lee (July 11, 2015). "Film Review: 'Her Granddaughter'". variety.com. Retrieved October 10, 2015.

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