My Name is Noda Manga Gets 3rd Live-Action TV Season
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A third live-action television season based on Aya Tsuge's My Name is Noda. (Noda to Mōshimasu.) manga has been green-lit for an October premiere. The new season of 20 five-minute shorts will first debut on the public broadcaster NHK's digital channel 1seg 2 on October 1, and then repeat on NHK's regular E Tele channel.
Noriko Eguchi will reprise her role of Noda, a plain woman with eyeglasses and braided hair, from the first two seasons. The manga follows her life working part-time while studying at a university. Yuka Masuda of the all-female idol group AKB48 also returns as Noda's coworker Tomizawa.
The manga originally inspired a mini-series of three shorts in June 2010 as part of the Aoyama 1seg Kaihatsu collection of pilots. By a substantial margin, viewers voted the mini-series as the #1 Aoyama 1seg Kaihatsu project to expand into a full regular series, which aired from October 2010 to April 2011.
Source: Comic Natalie