NYC Idol Unit's Yūma Nakayama Stars in Manga-Based Piece Show

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2012 GTO's Tsubasa Honda co-stars in Sand Chronicles creator's story of couple with dark high school past

Yūma Nakayama (Tsubasa yo! Are ga Koi no Hi da, Koi Shite Akuma ~Vampire Boy~), the 18-year-old member of the Japanese idol group NYC, will star in this fall's live-action television adaptation of the Piece - Kanojo no Kioku shōjo manga by Hinako Ashihara (Sand Chronicles). The series will premiere on the NTV network on Saturday, October 6 at 0:55 a.m. (effectively Sunday, October 7 at 12:55 a.m.) The other cast members include 20-year-old Tsubasa Honda (2012 GTO) and 17-year-old Johnny's Jr. member Hokuto Matsumura.

Nakayama will play the aloof college student who meets the girl he dated in high school again, and faces his dark past. Honda will play the girlfriend of Nakayama's character.

The story of the manga begins a few years after high school graduation, when the main character Mizuho receives an unexpected phone call. She learns of the passing of a high school classmate named Haruka Origuchi. Haruka was a plain girl who did not draw attention, but Mizuho discovers to her shock that Haruka was pregnant during high school. Now, Haruka's mother wants Mizuho's help in finding the father of Haruka's unborn child.

Even as she assembles the puzzles pieces of Haruka's life, Mizuho fears delving too far in her past. Mizuho shared her first kiss with a boy named Hikaru Narumi in high school, and their lives may cross paths again.

Source: Sankei Sports

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