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Natsume Ono's Futagashira Manga Gets 2nd Live-Action TV Season

posted on 2016-01-05 10:00 EST
Series based on historical manga premiered last June

The official website of the live-action series of Natsume Ono's Futagashira manga announced with a visual that the show will get a second season.

The story is set in the Edo period and centers around two men who have left their thieving ring, the "Akame Gang," to strike out on their own journey. Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note's L, live-action Gantz's Masaru, live-action Bunny Drop's Daikichi, pictured left) will star in the drama as the frank thief Benzō, and actor and stage actor Taichi Saotome (Nobunaga Concerto, Crows Explode, Hakuōki stage play's Hijikata Toshizo, pictured right) will co-star as the cool playboy Sōji.

Yū Irie (live-action Joker Game, Hibi Rock, All Esper Dayo!) directed the first season, and Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill scriptwriter) wrote the script.

The cast included:

The first season ran from June to July last year on the WOWOW channel.

Ono launched the historical manga series in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in May 2011. After Shogakukan suspended publication of Monthly Ikki in 2014, Futagashira resumed publication in Shogakukan's new magazine Hibana starting in March last year. Shogakukan shipped the fifth compiled volume in March 2015, and will ship the sixth volume on January 12.

Source: Comic Natalie


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