de Ceki, Mar�o 15, 2020

Hello, dear MDL'ers!  Have you had enough of manga adaptations? ;) I certainly hope not because we got a lot of them coming out this year, as usual. Let's see which manga series will get adapted in the first half of 2020.

Check out 2019 manga adaptations. For webtoon and manhua adaptations go HERE.

NOTE: The synopses were taken from MDL and manga sites, respectively. The article does not guarantee accuracy since the info regarding these dramas/films can change in the future.


Love Lasts Forever

Nanase, who is now a nurse, has reunited with the doctor she so admired. This is the beginning of her days of happiness! Or that's what she thought until their meeting shakes things up.
Based on: "Koi wa Tsuzuku yo doko made mo" by Enjouji Maki
Genre: shoujo


Against all the odds, foolish Yagami Kazuhiko becomes section chief of an appliance company, "Matsushiba Electric". Follow the hilarious antics that result as those around him suffer from his ambitious misadventures.
Based on:  "Kachobakaichidai" by Nonaka Eiji
Genre: slice of life, comedy

Signal 100

A group of high school students are forced into a game where they are hypnotized to commit suicide on an unknown command. Where no one is safe from a sudden death, how can they avoid their fates?

Based on: "Signal 100" by Arata Miyatsuki and illustrated by Shigure Kondo
Genre: horror, death game

Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu

The story of a young president who volunteers to be a slave of his temporary employee.

Based on: "Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachi desu" by Kokonose Shiki
Genre: josei

Theseus no Fune

Tamura Shin is a young man who has been pursuing the mystery of the murder that his father, a police officer, caused and changed the fate of their family. However, when he heads to the old crime scene, he is shrouded by a sudden mist and ends up going back in time to the past.
Based on: "Teseusu no Fune" by Toshiya Higashimoto
Genre: seinen

Raise de wa Chanto Shimasu

Follows the sexual lives of five people who work at the same CG production company, Studio Delta. Omori Momoe is 27-years-old and single but has intimate relationships with five male friends. She thinks of physical intimacy as a hobby that doesn't cost money.
Based on: "Raise de wa Chanto Shimasu" by Itsumachan
Genre: seinen

Boku wa Doko kara

Takeuchi Kaoru is a young man with a special ability. He can experience the thoughts of others, just by copying their writings.  Fujiwara Tomomi, who went to the same school as Kaoru, appears in front of Kaoru. Tomomi is a young yakuza, and he makes an offer to Kaoru.
Based on "Ore wa Doko kara" by Ichikawa Masa
Genre: seinen

High Position

Mitsuhiko Amano returned to his 16-year-old body while remaining 46 years old.  The time is 1986.
Based on "High Position" by Takashi Kira
Genre: seinen, ecchi

Kaiji: Final Game

Kaiji is about to ave his life changed. The thrill is beyond anything he, or most people, have experienced. The adventure is not without risk and danger, however. He is given four games, which are challenges, and include life and death situations.
Based on "Kaiji" by Nobuyuki Fukumoto
Genre: seinen

Yuru Camp△

Kagamihara Nadeshiko, a high school student who moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, rode a bicycle to see Mt. Fuji, but the weather was cloudy and Mt. Fuji cannot be seen. Tired, Nadeshiko falls asleep on the spot and wakes up at night. This is her first time going there, and she didn't know how to return.

Based on "Yuru Camp△"
by Afro
Genre: slice of life, comedy

Byoshitsu de Nembutsu o Tonaenaide Kudasai 

Matsumoto Shouen entered monkhood because he could not rescue his childhood friend who was drowning right in front of him when he was a kid. He also aspired to be a doctor. At the hospital, Shouen engages in medical care and also chants sutra for the deceased or provides psychological care for terminally ill patients as a Buddhist monk.
Based on "Byoshitsu de Nembutsu o Tonaenaide Kudasai" by Tamayo Koyasu
Genre: medical, life


Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

 After discovering that they work at the same company, a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking sessions, they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two of them?
Based on "Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku" by Fujita
Genre: josei

Shonan Junai Gumi!

Before Ekichi Onizuka would become “Great Teacher Onizuka“, he and Ryuji Danma were members of the infamous biker gang Oni-Baku.  When they weren’t out riding around and getting into trouble, this duo could be found in school—doing what you ask? Picking up women, of course!
Based on "Shonan Junai Gumi" by Tooru Fujisawa
Genre: shounen

Sei no Gekiyaku

Katsuragi, an elite office worker who fell from a perfect life, drunkenly attempted to jump and commit suicide. Suddenly, he was suddenly helped by a mysterious man, Yoda, but that was the beginning of a horrible life of confinement training.

Based on "Sei no Gekiyaku" by Mizuta Yuki
Genre: yaoi, mature

Nibiiro no Hako no Naka de

Miwa, Motoaki, Ritsu, Aoi, and Satoru have lived at the same apartment complex for years, and they are childhood friends. When they were younger, they always played together. Now, they are high school students, and they attend the same high school. They are still friends, but their relationships have changed.
Based on "Nibiiro no Hako no Naka de" by Tomohiro Shinohara
Genre: shoujo


Set in a spa town, Takasu Akira is a carver and a mailman. He keeps in touch with the poet Penguin. Penguin has a female fan with the name of Moonlit Night's Star. She sends letters to Penguin. One day, the female fan appears in front of Akira Takasu and Penguin. These three somehow get involved in a battle between the yakuza.
Based on story “Fancy" in short story manga collection “Gakkou" by Naoki Yamamoto
Genre: romance, drama

Densetsu no Okasan

Mei was a legendary witch and also part of a legendary brave group. The brave group defeated Satan, as it tried to engulf the world with its dark power. Satan was sealed off, and the world became peaceful again.
Based on "The Legendary Mother" by Kanemoto
Genre: josei, fantasy

Papa ga Mo Ichido Koi wo Shita

Yamashita Tomo is just an average junior high school girl...but her father is a "NEET" (Not in Employment, Education or Training) and her mother is an "old man"?
Based on "Papa ga mo Ichido Koi wo Shita" by Jun Abe
Genre: seinen


Kyou no Nekomura-san

A cat who dreams of reuniting with its owner & works as a housekeeper to save money.
Based on "Kyou no Nekomura-san"  by Yoriko Hoshi

Genre: seinen

Super Radical Gag Family

In Urayasu City, Japan, there is a family that causes all sorts of trouble for their neighbours.  This drama highlights their antics.
Based on "Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku" by Kenji Hamaoka
Genre: shounen, family

Iine! Hikaru Genji-kun

Genji, a protagonist from classical Japanese literature, slips through time from the 11th century to modern Tokyo. Or more specifically, into the apartment of Fujiwara Saori.
Based on "Ii ne! Hikaru Genji-kun" by Est Em
Genre: josei, romance

Peanut Butter Sandwich

Four women with different views of marriage are drawn together with a mysterious organization that supports marriage.
Based on "Peanut Butter Sandwich” by Mitsouko

Genre: josei

 Guilty-Is this love a sin? 

Sayaka Ogino works as an editor at a women's fashion magazine. She is married to Kazuma. They have been married for 6 years. One thing that bothers Sayaka about her husband is that he does not seem to want to have a baby. She then meets her first love Keiichi Akiyama from her high school days.

Based on "Guilty: Nakanu Hotaru ga Mi o Kogasu" by Ai Okaue
Genre: josei

Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na!

Midori Asakusa wants to create an anime, but she's too disheartened to make that first step by herself. By pure chance, she meets Tsubame Mizusaki, an up-and-coming socialite secretly dreaming of becoming an animator. 

Based on "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" by Sumito Ouwara
Genre: seinen

Gyoretsu no Megami 

Serizawa Tatsumi is the charismatic owner of a popular ramen chain which gets long queues day after day. She also a food consultant who saves ramen shops facing difficulties. She helps a street of ramen shops to gradually prosper through extraordinary ideas and calculated measures.
Based on "Gyoretsu no Megami" by Kawai Tan
Genre: food

Rental Nan mo Shinai Hito

A man with a mysterious service, who is the hero who 'does nothing' but warms the hearts of the people he meets.
Based on "Rental Nan mo Shinai Hito" by Puku Puku
Genre: seinen

Tokyo Love Story

Nagao Kanji works for an advertising agency. One day, Kanji is invited to drinks by Mikami Kenichi, a former classmate from his hometown who is now in Tokyo, and he is also reunited with Sekiguchi Satomi who has feelings for him.
Based on "Tokyo Love Story" by Saimon Fumi"
Genre: josei

Gourmet Detective Goro Akechi

Goro Akechi is a private detective, and his office is located near Omotesando in Tokyo. He is a big fan of gourmet food. It's important to Goro Akechi to eat delicious meals three times a day.

Based on "Bishoku Tantei Akechi Gorou" by Akiko Higashimura
Genre: josei, romance, mystery


Grand Blue

Kitahara Iori looks forward to his new life on the Izu Peninsula as he prepares to start his college life there. However, he is quickly shocked as he meets the local Diving Club, a group full of buff men who spend more time drinking, partying, and stripping naked than actually diving.
Based on "Guranburu" by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka
Genre: seinen

Itoshi no Nina

The story centers on a high school boy who fell in love with at first sight with a girl, found out that his best friend kidnapped the girl he loved.

Based on "Itoshi no Nina" by Ryo Ikuemo
Genre: shoujo


Symphony's Romance

Due to childhood trauma, piano talent Li Zhen Yi is unable to go study abroad. When he meets the weird but extraordinary piano student Fang Xiao Wo, Zhen Yi was touched by her passion for music and finally picks up the courage to continue pursuing his dream.
Based on "Nodame Cantabile" by Tomoko Ninomiya
Genre: josei, music

Life Senjou no Bokura

One day after school, the serious Ito and the child-like Nishi meet by chance, as each endeavors to remain walking  on the sidewalk`s white line.  As time goes by, Ito recognizes he is drawn to Nishi in a way that is new to him.  
Based on "Life Senjou no Bokura"  by Miya Tokokura
Genre: BL

One Summer Story

One day during their summer vacation, Minami Sakuta unexpectedly starts a journey to find her missing father. Shohei Moji joins her along the way. During their journey, they meet various people and undergo personal growth. 

Based on "Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai" by Retto Tajima
Genre: BL, romance

Which manga adaptations are you looking forward to?

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