Shakespeare’s eternal classic drama of forbidden love, Romeo and Juliet has received countless adaptations and is one of the most popular tragic plays of all time. Romeo and Juliet is also the perfect example of how flexible a plot can be as many of these adaptations (for example the Hollywood blockbuster movie Romeo + Juliet) turned the original script inside-out, placing the familiar characters into a different space and time, while keeping zest of the classic that all generations enjoy for 420 intact.
The story and the tragic fate of the two lovers is no stranger to the anime industry as there were already some series (for example Romeo x Juliet with its fantasy take on the drama) which adapted Shakespeare’s work. If you are searching for a fresh take on the drama, look no further, because the adaptation of Yousuke Kaneda’s rom-com manga series, Kishuku Gakkō no Juliet (Juliet of the Boarding School) is on its way. The announcement was made on the official website of Yosuke Kaneda’s Kishuku Gakkō, also revealing a visual and two main cast for the anime.
The anime is starring Ai Kayano as Julia Persia…
…and Yuuki Ono as Romio Inuzaka.
The familiar story takes place at Grigio Academy, a prestigious boarding school, where students get accepted from two different countries. These students then get enrolled in the two dorms that are in constant rivalry with each other. The first-year student, Romio Inuzuka, is the leader of the Black Doggy house while the also first-year student Juliet Percia, leader of the White Cats house. Though for a general observer, the would seem as arch-rivals, secretly they are in love with each other, but they have to keep their relationship a secret from their dorm mates as it would be unacceptable for them.
Yousuke Kaneda’s manga with the same title has been running since July 2015 and currently has six volumes with the seventh scheduled for March 2018. There is also a light novel adaptation written by Tadahito Mochizuki, which got released in February 2017. The anime’s production staff and release date will be announced at a later time.
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