News Crime and Punishment Manga Gets Live-Action Show
posted on 2012-02-17 23:44 EST
Kengo Kōra (Ohisama, Gokusen 2) will star as the college dropout Miroku Tachi, while Asami Mizukawa (Nodame Cantabile, Dark Water) will play Echika Ameya. Masatô Ibu (Maison Ikkoku - Apartment Fantasy, Nodame Cantabile) will play a public prosecutor. Tetsushi Tanaka (Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) will also act in the series. Ai Hashimoto will play the leader of a paid dating group named Hikari Baba, and Shota Sumetani will play a money smuggler named Shōta Someya.
In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's original Crime and Punishment novel classic, a poor student struggles with his decision to kill a pawnbroker and the resulting consequences, while the rest of society reveal themselves in how they react to the crime. Ochiai re-imagines the psychological drama by putting a young hikikomori (shut-in introvert) man and an enkō (paid dating partner) girl at the center of the crime in modern-day Japan. A college dropout named Miroku meets a high school girl named Risa and devises a terrible plan.
Source: Sports Hochi
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