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Tiger & Bunny's Katsura, Sakakibara Design Fictional Manga for Live-Action Show

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Tiger & Bunny anime character designer Masakazu Katsura and Tiger & Bunny manga artist Mizuki Sakakibara are creating a fictitious manga for the Plastic Smile live-action television series. Katsura is providing the character designs, and Sakakibara is drawing the in-story Liaison Diavlo manga.

Plastic Smile is set in Shizuoka, and it is the first regional live-action series that NHK's Shizuoka branch is producing. Momoiro Clover Z member Kanako Momota plays the drama's main character Tsumugi Hayashida. Tsumugi works for a plastic model company in Shizuoka and loves cosplaying as her favorite manga characters when not working.

In the drama, Tsumigi loves the Liaison Diavlo series. The fictitious fantasy manga centers on a junior high school student who winds up in a different world. The student receives the name Ryūha in the new world. Ryūha sets out on a journey, struggling with bewilderment and isolation along the way.

Plastic Smile will premiere on BS Premium on November 21. The other cast members include Shō Aoyagi, Shinji Takeda, Yasuhi Nakamura, Moemi Katayama, Kiki Sugino, Hajime Anzai, idol unit ROSARIO+CROSS, Misato Tanaka, and Nozomi Makino.

Sources: NHK's website, Comic Natalie

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