Soko o Nantoka Shōjo Lawyer Manga Gets Live-Action Show
posted on by Egan Loo
Manga creator Mikoto Asou announced on Saturday that a live-action television adaptation of her Soko o Nantoka shōjo manga has been green-lit for an October premiere. Yuika Motokariya (Wild 7, We Were There) will play Rakuko "Rakko" Kaise, a former caberet girl who is now a rookie lawyer. Kaise was raised in a poor family, so she decides to become a lawyer to earn money.
Asou launched the original manga in Hakusensha's Melody magazine in 2007, and Hakusensha published the sixth compiled book volume in March.
The live-action series will run on the public broadcaster NHK's satelite and cable channel BS Premium. It has been about seven years since Motokariya appeared in the 2005 television series Fight. Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Megumi, Shunji Igarashi, Ōshirō Maeda, Kōhei Takeda, Waka Inoue, and Kōhei Ōtomo will also star in Soko o Nantoka.