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My Name is Noda Manga Gets 3rd Live-Action TV Season

posted on 2012-08-15 04:00 EDT
Noriko Eguchi, AKB48's Yuka Masuda to reprise their roles

A third live-action television season based on Aya Tsuge's My Name is Noda. (Noda to Mōshimasu.) manga has been green-lit for an October premiere. The new season of 20 five-minute shorts will first debut on the public broadcaster NHK's digital channel 1seg 2 on October 1, and then repeat on NHK's regular E Tele channel.

Noriko Eguchi will reprise her role of Noda, a plain woman with eyeglasses and braided hair, from the first two seasons. The manga follows her life working part-time while studying at a university. Yuka Masuda of the all-female idol group AKB48 also returns as Noda's coworker Tomizawa.

The manga originally inspired a mini-series of three shorts in June 2010 as part of the Aoyama 1seg Kaihatsu collection of pilots. By a substantial margin, viewers voted the mini-series as the #1 Aoyama 1seg Kaihatsu project to expand into a full regular series, which aired from October 2010 to April 2011.

The original manga runs in Kodansha's Kiss and Kiss Plus women's manga magazines, and Kodansha published the manga's fourth volume in March.

Source: Comic Natalie


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