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Madoka Kawaguchi's Shi to Kanojo to Boku Horror Manga Gets TV Drama

posted on 2012-08-23 18:15 EDT
Azusa Mine, Tomohiro Ichikawa star in series about duo who can see, hear the dead

Madoka Kawaguchi's Shi to Kanojo to Boku (The Death, Her, and Me.) horror manga will get a late-night live-action television drama adaptation starting on September 21 on TV Asahi.

20-year-old rookie actress Azusa Mine (Signal: Getsuyōbi no Ruka's Ruka) will star in the drama as Yukari Tokino, a girl who has been able to see see and hear the deceased since she had serious illness and barely escaped death at the age of seven. The series will co-star Tomohiro Ichikawa (Hotaru no Hikari 2, Otomen, Ouran High School Host Club film) as Yūsaku Matsumi, a boy who has also been able to hear the voices of the dead since he was a child.

Atsuko Sakurai (Yasuko to Kenji, Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi series) will also appear in the drama as Natsumi, a ghost who died from falling off of a building. Kōichi Funatsu (Koi no Chikara, Waterboys) is producing the series.

Kawaguchi's manga ran for nearly nine years in Kodansha's Kiss magazine. Kodansha published the 10-volume manga between 1991-1999. The manga has two sequels, Shi to Kanojo to Boku Yukari, and Shi to Kanojo to Boku Meguru, the latter of which is currently running in Kodansha's Kiss Plus magazine.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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