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Medical Manga Kōnodori Gets Live-Action Show Starring Gou Ayano

posted on 2015-08-10 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Drama about obstetrician to premiere on TBS in October

A live-action television drama adaptation of Yū Suzunoki's Kōnodori (The Stork) manga has been green-lit. The series will premiere on TBS in October, and will air every Friday at 10:00 p.m.

Suzunoki's original manga centers around obstetrician Sakura Kōnotori, who is also a jazz pianist by night. The manga depicts his life, and the lives of the resident doctors and medical interns in the OB/GYN department that Kōnotori leads.

The currently announced cast is as follows:


Gou Ayano as Sakura Kōnotori


Mayu Matsuoka as Kae Shimoya


Yō Yoshida as Rumiko Komatsu


Kentarō Sakaguchi as Eri Shirakawa


Yusuke Hirayama as Hiroshi Kase


Nana Seino as Mayumi Tsunoda


Toyomoto Akinaga as Takuya Funakoshi


Kazuyuki Asano as Director Ōzawa


Noriko Eguchi as Akiko Mukai


Sayaka Yamaguchi as Emi Arai


Gen Hoshino as Haruki Shinomiya


Nao Omori as Takayuki Imahashi

Nobuhiro Doi (Season of the Sun, Nemuri no Mori) and Fuminori Kaneko (Ikebukuro West Gate Park) are directing the series, and Mutsumi Yamamoto is writing the scripts. Shinya Kiyozuka is supervising the piano themes.

Suzunoki launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in August 2012. Kodansha published the manga's ninth compiled book volume on June 23.

Source: Comic Natalie


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