posted on 2012-02-16 17:40 EST

Sakae Esuno's Future Diary/Mirai Nikki Diary (Mirai Nikki) manga is inspiring Mirai Niki -Another World- Nikki -Another:World- , a live-action television series adaptation which will premiere on Fuji TV this fall. April. 22-year-old actor Masaki Okada (Hana-Kimi, BokuKimi, Otomen, Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) stars in the project. Okada will play a character named Arata Hoshino, an original character who did not appear in Esuno's manga. ⏎ The new live-action series will be the first one to run in Fuji TV's 11:00 p.m. timeslot on Saturdays in two years. Previous live-action series that ran in this slot include Life (with a series high rating of 17.4%) and SP . Okada earned his first starring role in another live-action Saturday series on Fuji TV three years ago, Otomen. He is also starring in the live-action film adaptation of the Space Bros. (Uchū Kyōdai) manga this May . ⏎ The manga has sold 4 million ...

... a video anime project and a television series. anime series which premiered in October. Tokyopop published 10 of the 12 manga volumes before shutting down its North American publishing operations. operations last May. Funimation and the video-streaming service Niconico are streaming the television anime series as it airs in Japan. ⏎ Source: Sankei Sports ⏎ Update: More background information added. Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday) is scripting the live-action series. Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web