The summer 2019 anime adaptation of the O Maidens in Your Savage Season manga is about to be joined by a new adaptation of the source material. A live-action series has been commissioned for it with details to come. It’s getting two new side-story manga chapters over the next two months as well in Japan in an effort to build a bit more interest in it. No premiere, staffing, or casting was revealed with the tidbit of news.
The anime adaptation had Masahiro Ando directing with Takuro Tsukada while the series scripts are coming from the manga creator, Mari Okada, with Kaori Ishii handling the character designs and animation produced by Lay-duce.
The Japanese cast includes Tomoyo Kurosawa as Hitoha Hongō, Chika Anzai as Niina Sugawara, Shimba Tsuchiya as Izumi Norimoto, Hiyori Kono as Kazusa Onodera, Momo Asakura as Momoko Sudō, Sumire Uesaka as Rika Sonezaki, Jun Fukuyama as Tomoaki Yamagishi, Yūya Hirose as Shun Amagiri, Shunsuke Sakuya as Hisashi Saegusa, Additionally, Haruka Tomatsu as Sonoe Jūjō, and Natsuki Hanae will play Satoshi Sugimoto.
The series comes from Mari Okada and Nao Emoto which began in 2016 in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. With five volumes out as of this past summer, it got a lot of attention for being Okada’s first manga after writing an incredible number of screenplays. She also got attention recently for her directorial debut with Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms.
Plot Concept: When the girls in the literature club ask themselves, “What do you want to do before you die?” one of them gives a most surprising response. Now they’re all preoccupied (for better or for worse) by their friend’s unexpected answer! Soon each of these very different young women find themselves propelled along the uncertain road to adulthood, their emotional journeys taking them down paths as surprising as their friend’s unconventional wish. Poignant, painful and awkward in turns, O Maidens in Your Savage Season chronicles with humor and with grace the universal rites of passage so endemic to growing up.