Haruki’s mobile phone manga Kisei Jūi Suzune (Parasite Doctor Suzune) will get a live-action film adaptation released this fall. Actress Rei Yoshii (Bleach Rock Musical’s Inoue Orihime) will star in the titular role, and Ryu Kaneda (Video Girl Ai, Negima! Magister Negi Magi) will direct the film with his Garo CG team. Actress Megumi Kagurazaka (Guilty of Romance, Cold Fish) will play the villain, a teacher named Naomi.
The story of Kisei Jūi Suzune revolves around a female doctor who fights to destroy parasites that increase its host’s power and sexual desire. Suzune’s father, a genius parasite scholar, disappeared when Suzune was a child.
The manga, distributed by Takeshobo, has been downloaded about 15 million times. Takeshobo’s Bamboo Comics label has also released the manga in book form.