Live-Action Kōdai-ke no Hitobito Film Casts Haruka Ayase, Takumi Saitou
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The cast includes (clockwise starting from top row left):
- Haruka Ayase as Kie Hirano
- Takumi Saitou as Mitsumasa Kōdai
- Masachiki Ichimura as Shigemasa Jr. (Masao)
- Mao Daichi as Yūko Kōdai
- Shōtarō Mamiya as Kazumasa Kōdai
- Kiko Mizuhara as Shigeko Kōdai
The story centers around Kie Hirano, a 30-year old female office worker with a large-scale imagination. She gets to know Mitsumasa Kōdai, a handsome colleague, who also happens to be a telepath who can read people's thoughts. Mitsumasa is charmed by Kie's personality, and they start a relationship. Mitsumasa's mother Yūko judges Kie to be unfit to marry her son, but the family matriarch Ann makes Yūko retract the statement. Now Ann teaches Kie how to be a proper lady, and Kie's life becomes intertwined with the Kōdai family.
Morimoto (Kenshūi Nanako, Deka Wanko) launched the Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga in Shueisha's Monthly You magazine in February 2013, after publishing a one-shot "Kōdai-ke no Hitobito" manga in the magazine's December 2012 issue. Shueisha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on September 25.
Morimoto's Gokusen manga has also received multiple live-action adaptations, including three television series in 2002, 2005, and 2008; two live-action television specials in 2003 and in 2009; and a live-action film in July 2009. The manga also inspired a 13-episode TV anime series in 2004. Media Blasters released the anime in North America from 2004 to 2005.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web