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NisiOisin's Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku Novel Gets Live-Action Show

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Yui Aragaki stars in lead role for live-action drama adaptation

Japanese television network NTV announced a live-action TV drama adaptation of NisiOisin's Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku (The Notebook of Kyōko Okitegami) novel on Wednesday. The live-action drama will star Yui Aragaki (Digimon: Data Squad, Ranma 1/2 live-action drama) in the titular role of Kyōko Okitegami.

Tōya Satō (Gokusen live-action drama) is helming the project, working off of scripts written by Akiko Nogi (Library War, Ore Monogatari!! live-action films). Itaru Matsuoka is credited as the show's chief producer, while Kyōko Matsumoto and Masahiro Mori are credited as producers.

The drama will premiere on NTV in October.

The original novel's story is about a detective named Kyōko Okitegami who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for "today" in it.) An unlucky young man named Yakusuke Kakushidate somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.

The Kodansha Box imprint previously streamed a commercial for the novel in October last year, and streamed the second commercial in December.

The Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku novel debuted in both print and e-book editions in October last year. The book features artwork by NisiOisin's Monogatari Series illustrator, VOfan. Kodansha published the second novel, titled Okitegami Kyōko no Suisenbun (The Testimonial of Kyōko Okitegami), on April 23.

Yō Asami will also begin serializing a manga adaptation of the novel in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on August 6.

Source: Cinema Today


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