Crime Suspense Manga Siren Gets Live-Action TV Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A live-action television series adaptation of Sayaka Yamazaki's Siren "crime love suspense" manga has been green-lit. The series will premiere on Kansai TV and Fuji TV in October, and it will air every Tuesday at 10:00 p.m.
The currently announced cast is as follows:
Tōri Matsuzaka (live-action Gatchaman, Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu) as Shinobu Satomi
Fumino Kimura (live-action Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Piece of Cake) as Yuki Inokuma
Keita Motohashi and Keiichirō Shiraki are directing the live-action project. Shimako Satō is writing the scripts, and Norihito Sumitomo is composing the music.
Yamazaki's original manga centers around two officers in the police's mobile investigation team: Shinobu Satomi (Matsuzaka) and Yuki Inokuma (Kimura). The two are partners and also lovers. At the site of a bizarre murder, they meet Kara Tachibana, a mysterious and beautiful woman, and from there, her derangement begins to derail their investigation.
Yamazaki (Shima Shima, Renai Mangaka, Darling wa 55-sai) launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine, and ended it in this year's sixth issue of the magazine. Kodansha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on March 23. Yamazaki's Shima Shima manga was also previously adapted into a live-action television series in 2011.
Source: Comic Natalie