Hotaru no Hikari Manga Gets 2nd Live-Action TV Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The second live-action television series based on Satoru Hiura's Hotaru no Hikari women's romance manga will premiere in July. Haruka Ayase (Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror's Haruka, Crying Out Love in the Center of the World's Aya) will reprise her role as Hotaru, a 27-year-old office lady who would rather sit around lazily at home than pursue romance. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hotaru ends up living in the same house as her clean-freak boss, and she soon begins to develop a relationship with one of her younger coworkers. Naohito Fujiki (20th Century Boys' Chōno, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka's Ryuji Saejima) will also return to the series as Seiichi Takano, Hotaru's boss. The theme of the second series will be the happiness of the transformed heroine as Hotaru considers marriage.
The manga ran in Kodansha's Kiss magazine from 2004 to 2009, and 15 book volumes of the manga have been published.
The Southern California station United Television Broadcasting (UTB) aired the first 2007 television series last year.
Image © Satoru Hiura / Kodansha