News Live-Action Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku TV Series Adds Cast
posted on 2015-08-18 08:45 EDT
The official website of the live-action TV drama adaptation of NisiOisin's Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku (The Notebook of Kyōko Okitegami) novel announced additional cast for the series on Tuesday. The additional cast includes:
Masaki Okada (Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) as Yakusuke Kakushidate
Mitsuhiro Oikawa (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, Casshern, Nodame Cantabile) as Hōrō Kizunai
Daiki Arioka (Hey! Say! JUMP member) as Nuru Narikawa
Rio Uchida (Kamen Rider Drive) as Makuru Makuma
Oikawa, Arioka, and Uchida's characters are original characters that NisiOisin created for the show. The cast will join Yui Aragaki (Digimon: Data Squad, Ranma 1/2 live-action drama), who will play 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, and will air on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m.
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 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. Kodansha will publish Okitegami Kyōko no Chōsenjō (The Challenge of Kyōko Okitegami), the third novel in the series, on Wednesday.
Yō Asami also began serializing a manga adaptation of the novel in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on August 6.
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