Atsuko Maeda stars in “Moshidora” movie adaptation
This year’s top-selling book, “Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no 'Management' wo Yondara,” is being adapted as a live-action film, starring AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda (19). Although Maeda has starred in recent dramas such as “Q10” and “Majisuka Gakuen,” this will be her first lead role in a movie. Her last appearance in one was “Nasu Shonenki” in 2008.
The original book, also known as “Moshidora,” was published by Natsumi Iwasaki in December 2009, and it has sold approximately 1.81 million copies since then to become the biggest hit of the year. The story revolves around Minami Kawashima, the female manager of a high school baseball team who mistakenly buys the book “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” by the late management expert Peter Drucker. Using Drucker’s advice on management, she reforms the team with the goal of reaching the Koshien tournament.