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Manga By Anno Moyoco Becomes the First to Inspire An American Musical

Anno Moyoco is a prolific manga artist whose works stand out in terms of appeal and a unique perspective. One of her mangas will soon be adapted into an American musical.


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It will be the first manga to receive a musical adaptation in the west.

Her famous works like ‘Sugar, Sugar Rune’ or ‘Happy Mania ‘ delves into the psychology of the character. Her works are famous amongst women due to the liberating aspects of her creations.

Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen, a manga by Anno Moyoco, is being adapted into an American musical. Rob Ashford is in charge of the musical’s direction and choreography. The musical is also preparing to be released worldwide.

Rob Ashford is a Tony award-winning stage director. His other works include Frozen, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more. The musical is being produced by Izumi Takeuchi.

An anime short based on the story of Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen was made by Studio Khara in 2015. The short anime was released on Youtube to commemorate the musical adaptation.

【ブロードウェイミュージカルプロジェクト発足記念】アニメ『鼻下長紳士回顧録』
[Broadway musical project inauguration commemoration] Anime “Recollection of the gentleman under the nose”

The short anime gives us a glimpse into the story by Anno Moyoco. It is a story of broken people. Colette is a prostitute who entertains men who have perverted desires and fetishes.

Colette dupes herself every day by thinking that her life isn’t that bad. All she has to do is satisfy the desire of men. However, she caves in more and more every day. Her only pleasure is Leon, a man whom she is attracted to.

Memoirs Of Amorous Gentlemen
Memoirs Of Amorous Gentlemen | Source: Amazon

Her helpless attraction leads her to be abused. Yet, she cannot break away from the trap that she is tangled in.

‘Sakuran’ and ‘Buffalo 5 Girls’ are some other mangas by Anno Moyoco, which focuses on the lives of prostitutes. Crunchyroll releases the first 15 chapters of Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen in English.

In the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival, the manga was awarded by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

About Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen

Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen is a manga by Anno Moyoco. It was published in the Feel Young Magazine in 2013. It has also received an award from the Japanese Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

The story focuses on the life of Colette, a prostitute. She satisfies the desires of perverted men with various fetishes.

Her only happiness comes from Gigolo Leon, the man she is attracted to. The manga brings to life the story of Colette and her everyday life.

Source: Twitter account of Anno Moyoco

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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