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Ume's Giga Tokyo Toybox Sequel Manga Gets Live-Action Show

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Rika Adachi, Shiho join cast of video game developer series premiering in January

TV Tokyo announced on Wednesday that the manga creator duo UME's Giga Tokyo Toybox sequel manga is getting a live-action television adaptation that will premiere on January 4. A live-action adaptation of the original Tokyo Toybox manga premiered in Japan on October 5. The new series will air during the same late-night Saturday timeslot as the first series.

Rika Adachi (Ama-chan, Gegege no Nyobo) will join the cast as Momo Momoda, a new hire at Studio G3, and Shiho (Kamen Rider Fourze) will play Hanako Handa, a young female company president. The first series starred Jun Kaname as Taiyou Tenkawa, Misako Uno as Hoshino Tsukiyama, Hiromi Kitagawa as Nanami Tanizaki, and Tamiyasu Cho as Atsushi Yoda.

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.

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's Monthly Comic Birz magazine in September 2006. The 10th and final compiled volume of Giga Tokyo Toybox shipped in Japan on September 24 as well as a "Giga Tokyo Toybox SP" extra volume.

UME launched another sequel manga Tokyo Toybox Zero in the December issue of Monthly Comic Birz on October 30. The manga takes place at a different game company called Solidas Works.

Source: Comic Natalie

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