Medical Manga Kōnodori Gets Live-Action Show Starring Gou Ayano
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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