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Former AKB48 Idol Atsuko Maeda Sings Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Drama's Theme

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
First episode preview video also streamed for adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's manga about swapping bodies by kissing

Fomer AKB48 idol Atsuko Maeda will perform the main theme song for the live-action drama adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo manga. The song, titled "Time Machine Nante Iranai" (I Don't Need Something Like a Time Machine), will be the first single the idol has released in approximately one year and three months. Maeda will release her new single on September 18.

The official website for the drama also revealed more of the show's cast:

  • Reina Triendl as Miyabi Itō
  • Takuya Ide as Toranosuke Miyamura
  • Ito Ōno as Nene Odagiri
  • Shōtarō Mamiya as Ushio Igarashi
  • Karen Miyama as Meiko Ōtsuka
  • Airi Matsui as Noa Takigawa
  • Fujiko Kojima as Maria Sarashima
  • Yūki Nagae as Yun Ise
  • Ryōko Kobayashi as Mikoto Asuka
  • Hidenori Tokuyama as Haruma Yamazaki

The new cast will be joining Mariya Nishiuchi (new live-action GTO, One Piece Film Z's Marin) and Yūsuke Yamamoto (Kamen Rider Kabuto, live-action Ouran High School Host Club, GTO) as Urara Shiraishi and Ryū Yamada, respectively.

The preview video for the first episode of the drama is currently streaming on the official website. The preview video features not only Yamada and Shirashi switching bodies by kissing, but also Yamada and Miyamura.

The story begins when Yamada, the high school's worst problem child, bumps into the beautiful honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Yoshikawa launched her Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo manga last February, and the series is currently running in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine. Kodansha published the seventh volume of the manga in June.

The live-action series is scheduled to premiere on the Fuji TV channel on August 10 at 11:10 p.m., and will air every Saturday.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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