Hello, dear MDL'ers! Have you had enough of manga adaptations? ;) I certainly hope not because we got a lot of them coming out this year, as usual. Let's see which manga series will get adapted in the second half of 2020.
Check out 2020 manga adaptations part 1. For webtoon and manhua adaptations go HERE.
NOTE: The synopses were taken from MDL and manga sites, respectively. The article does not guarantee accuracy since the info regarding these dramas/films can change in the future.
|Based on: "Watashi ga Motete Dosunda" by Junko|
Starring: Yamaguchi Nonoka, Yoshino Hokuto, Kamio Fuju
Kae Serinuma is a chubby female high school student. She is a fujoshi who enjoys reading about romance between men. One day, her favourite animation character dies, and she falls into shock. Kae Serinuma is unable to eat for a week, and she ends up losing a lot of weight. The end result is that Kae Serinuma suddenly becomes popular at school.
|Based on: "Noboru Kotera-san" by Coffee|
Starring: Ito Kentaro, Kudo Haruka
Kotera is a high school student. She belongs to the school's climbing club and is enthusiastic with bouldering. She is polite and has a tender personality. Meanwhile, Kondo is a member of ping pong club at the same school and is attracted to Kotera.
|Based on: "Kaseifu no Nagisa-san" by Furiko Yotsuhara|
Starring: Tabe Mikako, Omori Nao, Seto Koji
Aihara Mei is a single woman. She works hard as a medical representative at a pharmaceutical company. Unlike her performance at work, she is not proficient at all doing housework. On the night of her 28th birthday, a strange man appears at her messy home. The strange man is Shigino Nagisa, who is an excellent housekeeper. Mei doesn't want to hire him, but she ends up hiring him as her housekeeper.
|Based: "Unsung Cinderella" by Mamare Arai|
Starring: Ishihara Satomi
Midori Aoi has worked as a pharmacist at a hospital for the past 8 years. She holds the belief as a pharmacist that medicine is related to a patients' daily life and, because of this, pharmacists need to know about their patients. Consequently, Midori Aoi spends more time with her patients than other pharmacists. She receives criticism that she should work more efficiently, but she never wavers from her belief.
|Based on: "Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru" by Natsumi Ando|
Starring: Hamabe Minami, Yokohama Ryusei
Kougetsu An, a well-established Japanese-style confectionery store where Nao's mother worked and lived is where she met Tsubaki. However, after a certain incident, Nao's mother was accused of murder and is arrested. Because of that, Nao was banned from Kougetsu An. Fifteen years later, Tsubaki revisits a disapproving Nao, which make the two compete at a showdown for their skills. The hateful Tsubaki who once made Nao's life a crazy mess approached Nao later to marry him since he has yet to notice that his long-lost childhood friend is Nao. How will Nao react to this unexpected proposal?!
|Based on: "My Baker" by Rakuda|
Genre: josei, romance, food
Starring: Motokariya Yuika, Iijima Hiroki, Takezai Terunosuke
Koiwa Minako manages a small bakery that has been in her family for generations but struggles to do it all on her own. Kita Kaoru, who is 6 years younger than Minako, begins working at the bakery part-time. He used to be a chef at a Michelin star restaurant but doesn't speak about his past. Despite his secrets, Kaoru becomes an indispensable presence in Minako's bakery and life.
|Based on: ""Oshaie Sommelier Oshako!" by Kappy|
Starring: Honoka Miki, MEGUMI, Tomita Miu
The comedy manga's story centers on Oshako Jaeger, a woman who can't date men who don't live in fancy homes. She goes around judging the homes of various men.
|Based on: "Furo Girl" by Yukio Katayama|
Starring: Hinako Sakurai
Sayoko Oyumino is an OL. When at home, she loves taking a bath. She always thinks about things related to baths, like bath bombs, snacks after a bath, and bathroom cleaning techniques.
|Based on: "Yowamushi Pedal" by Wataru Watanabe|
Starring: Nagase Ren
Sakamichi Onoda is a high school student. He is an otaku, who loves animation and he is also a loner. Although he isn't good at sports, he decides to enrol in the bicycle racing club. Unexpectedly, he finds that he has a talent for bicycle racing. For the first time, he has a friend. Sakamichi Onoda exceeds his limits and finds pleasure in the sport of bicycle racing.
|Based on: "Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare" by Io Sakisaka|
Starring: Fukumoto Riko, Kitamura Takumi
Yuna and Akari are two high school girls with very different views on love: Yuna dreams about romance through rose-coloured glasses, while Akari is down-to-earth and practical. Meanwhile, high school boys Kazuomi and Rio also have different views on love: Kazuomi is an airhead who can't grasp the concept of love, while Rio grabs onto any confession as an opportunity—so long as the girl looks cute. Will these four classmates end up leading a youthful romance that meets their expectations?
|Based on: "Restart wa Tadaima no Atode" by Cocomi|
Starring: Furukawa Yuki, Ryusei Ryo
Mitsuomi Kozuka quits his job due to his boss. He decides to return to his hometown for the first time in 10 years. The town is located in the countryside. There, Mitsuomi Kozuka meets Yamato Kumai. Yamato Kumai is the stepson of old man Kumai. The old man runs a farm near the home of Mitsuomi Kozuka's parents. Mitsuomi Kozuka and Yamato Kumai soon become good friends, but, one night, Mitsuomi Kozuka kisses Yamato Kumai while he is sleeping.
|Based on: "Kyuso wa Chizu no Yume wo Miru" by Setona Mizushiro|
Starring: Okura Tadayoshi, Narita Ryo
Otomo Kyoichi works at an advertising company. Even though he is married, he repeatedly has affairs. One day, a man appears in front of Kyoichi. The man is Imagase Wataru. It's the first time they have met since Kyoichi graduated. He is sent by Kyoichi's wife to investigate whether Kyoichi is having an affair. Wataru tells Kyoichi that he has liked him for the past 7 years. He also tells Kyoichi that he wants to have a sexual relationship with him, and in return, he won't tell his wife about his infidelity.
|Based on: "Diver: Tokushu Sennyuhan" by Shuntaro Osawa|
Starring: Fukushi Sota
To fight against the rise of criminal organizations, the Hyogo Prefectural Police Station has secretly formed the Infiltration Team. The Infiltration Team is called the "D Team" and members on the team are called Diver. Risking their own lives, the team infiltrates into dangerous criminal organizations. Investigator Hyogo Kurosawa is a member of the D Team and he is also the best member on the team. He is ruthless when it comes to arresting criminals, but he sometimes shows good aspects to others.
|Based on: "Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru" by Tomoko Yamashita|
Genre: shounen-ai, horror, supernatural
Starring: Okada Masaki, Shison Jun, Hirate Yurina
Shy bookstore clerk Kosuke Mikado has the ability to see ghosts and spirits, an ability he wishes he didn't have, since what he sees usually terrifies him. Rihito Hiyakawa, an exorcist whose supernatural powers are as strong as his social graces are weak, don't seem to fear anything, mortal or otherwise. When this odd couple gets together to solve the bizarre cases that come their way, their work methods may not be entirely safe for work.
|Based on: "Tokyo Revengers" by Ken Wakui|
Starring: Kitamura Takumi, Yoshizawa Ryo, Yamada Yuki
The story centers on an unemployed man who learns that his ex-girlfriend was murdered. He suddenly finds himself travelling through time to his middle school years and has a chance to change the future and save the girl. He aims to rise to the top of the most brutal delinquent gang.
|Based on: "Yakusoku no Nebarando" by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu|
Genre: shounen, horror
Starring: Itagaki Rihito, Hamabe Minami
At Grace Field House, life couldn't be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind "Mama" who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside. There is only one rule they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two top-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture past the gate and unearth the horrifying reality behind their entire existence.
|Based on: "Tokyo Tarareba Musume" by Akiko Higashimura|
Starring: Yoshitaka Yuriko, Eikura Nana, Oshima Yuko
Sequel to the 2017 adaptation.
|Based on: "Mairunovich" by Sato Zakuri|
Starring: Kamio Fuju, Hinako Sakurai
An unpopular high school student, Kinoshita Mairu, who thinks she's ugly and plain. She is quickly transformed into a cute girl by a handsome and cool boy, Kumada Tenyu. She will search for real love while using her inner strength to change herself.
|Based on: "Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki" by Tsutomu|
Genre: shoujo, comedy
Starring: Mashima Hidekazu
Mitsutaka Oji is 43-years-old and works as a sales department manager. He is divorced and lives alone. His colleagues respect him at work, but he has a secret. His secret is that he likes cute things, including dolls of the Pug Taro character.