Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Documentary Drama Reveals Cast, Titles

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Cast members discuss, play characters in live-action adaptations of manga in October

The official website for the documentary drama Kono Manga ga Sugoi! revealed six cast members for the drama series on Tuesday. Every episode of the program will feature different actors as guests. The actors will talk about manga they like and discuss their approaches to creating roles as the manga's characters. Then the show will use a "special method" for the actors to appear in the manga's panels in a live-action adaptation.

The cast, and their roles in the respective live-action adaptation, include:

Hirofumi Arai as Maeno in Minoru Furuya's Ping Pong Club

Hiroshi Yamamoto as Izawa in Minoru Furuya's Ping Pong Club

Misuzu Kanno as Moopy in Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix

Shinya Tsukamoto as the Protagonist in Yoshiharu Tsuge's Yanagi-ya Shujin

Denden as the Matsuno Sextuplets in Fujio Akatsuka's Osomatsu-kun

Taishi Nakagawa as Ryo Takatsuki in Ryoji Minagawa's Project ARMS

The drama will premiere in the network's Drama 25 timeslot in October. Actress Yuu Aoi (live-action Tokyo Ghoul's Rize Kamishiro, live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Megumi Takani) is hosting the program. Tetsuaki Matsue (live-action Sono 'Okodawari,' Ore ni mo Kure yo!) is directing the series.

Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook reveals ranking lists of the top manga magazines and manga for male and female readers every December. The work also includes an introduction to a selection of manga, an interview and special illustrations from the top manga creator, and commentary from prominent figures in the industry.

Sources: TV Tokyo's website, Comic Natalie

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