Ume's Tokyo Toybox Manga Gets Live-Action TV Drama
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The September issue of Gentosha Comics' Monthly Comic Birz magazine revealed on Tuesday that the manga creator duo UME's Tokyo Toybox manga is getting a live-action television drama adaptation. The announcement did not reveal the broadcast time or the cast, but the October issue of Monthly Comic Birz will have more information when it goes on sale on August 30.
Ume, which is made up of writer Takahiro Ozawa and artist Asako Seo, launched Tokyo Toybox in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2005 and Kodansha published two compiled volumes. The duo then launched the sequel series Giga Tokyo Toybox with Gentosha Comics in September 2006. The September issue of Monthly Comic Birz published the sequel manga's final chapter on Tuesday. The 10th and final compiled volume of Giga Tokyo Toybox is slated to ship in Japan on September 24 as well as a "Giga Tokyo Toybox SP" extra volume.
Tokyo Toybox and its sequel focus on the employees of a small video game company based in Akihabara called Studio G3. The sequel manga earned second place in last year's Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award.
Source: Comic Natalie