Hakuba no Ōji-sama Manga Series Gets Live-Action Drama

posted on by Karen Ressler
Lead actress to be kept secret until 1st episode premieres on October 3

A weekly live-action drama adaptation of Yukizou Saku's romance manga series Hakuba no Ōji-sama, titled Hakuba no Ōji-sama Junai Tekireiki (Prince on a White Horse: Suitable Age for Love), will begin airing on NTV and Yomiuri TV on October 3. Several members of the cast have been announced, but the lead female actress will remain a secret until the first episode is broadcast. The reason for the decision is to encourage women to see themselves as the main character before watching it.

The story follows a 32-year-old Takako Hara, who teaches at an all-girl's school and begins a relationship with a new teacher, Kotarō Ozu, a man seven years her junior. Takahiro Miura (Bad Boys) will play Kotarō, and Shunsuke Nakamura (Kamen Rider Agito film) will play Akio Kurosawa, a senior teacher with whom Takako previously had an adulterous relationship. Other cast members include Hirofumi Arai as another potential love interest, Mayuko Kawakita, and Mio Yuuki.

Saku launched Hakuba no Ōji-sama in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits in 2005. The 10th and final compiled volume shipped in Japan in 2008.

[Via Oricon]

Image © Yomiuri TV

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