News Detective Conan Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series
posted on 2011-05-20 05:18 EDT by Egan Loo
This year's 26th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a live-action television series adaptation of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga has been green-lit. The series will premiere on July 7 at 11:58 p.m. on YTV, NTV, and their affiliates. The original manga follows a brilliant detective trapped in a child's body, but the live-action spinoffs have been set before the manga, when the title character was still a teenager.
There was already a live-action television special in April, as well as two previous specials with actor Shun Oguri (Hana Yori Dango, Hana-Kimi) in 2006 and 2007. However, the new project will be the first live-action series. The new series will retain the same staff and cast as the third live-action special, including Junpei Mizobata (Hana-Kimi, 81diver, Shibatora, High School Debut) in the title role and Shiori Kutsuna (Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Beck, Gota Keshi: Jidan Kōshōnin Shirai Torajirō) as the heroine Ran.
[Via Manga News]
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