Honey Lemon Soda is a shojo manga written and illustrated by Mayu Murata since 2015. It was published by Shūeisha in Ribon magazine starting December 28, 2015. The manga revolves around Uka Ishimori, who did not have any good memories of her middle school years. Now 15 years old and in high school, Uka is trying to “graduate” from her past self, but it isn’t going well. That’s when she meets her classmate Kai, who has lemon-colored hair.
Honey Lemon Soda was a commercial success. The third volume was ranked 24th on the Oricon chart of the week’s releases with 25,827 copies sold. Volumes between fifth and ninth remained on the charts for two weeks. The ninth volume ranked 8th in the first week, bringing the manga to the top ten for the first time and selling 65,679 copies in two weeks. The eleventh volume, in the second week, also ranked 8th, with 72,211 copies in two weeks.
Now, without wasting any more time, let’s get straight to the main news of this article.
Japanese entertainment news websites reported on Saturday that Mayu Murata’s Honey Lemon Soda manga is getting a live-action film adaptation. Koji Shintoku (live-action Peach Girl, Honey So Sweet films) will direct the film. And, it will be released in Summer, 2021. We don’t have the exact date yet, but you’ll be the first one to know 😉
It will star Ai Yoshikawa as Uka Ishimori and Snow MAN male idol group member Raul. He will play Kai Miura.
What is Honey Lemon Soda about?
Uka Ishimori is very shy and has a hard time making friends. When she was a middle school student, students made fun of her by calling her “stone.” Around that time, she met Kai Miura with lemon color hair. Due to him, she entered the same high school. Uka Ishimori now wants to overcome her shyness and have friends. Kai Miura is a popular student at the school, but he doesn’t talk much or seems interested in others. He doesn’t know why, but he becomes concerned with Uka Ishimori. Uka Ishimori has admired Kai Miura, but she now has feelings for him. Kai Miura has a secret, which no one knows.