Natsume Ono's Futagashira Manga Gets 2nd Live-Action TV Season
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The story is set in the Edo period and centers around two men who have left their thieving ring, the "Akame Gang," to strike out on their own journey. Kenichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note's L, live-action Gantz's Masaru, live-action Bunny Drop's Daikichi, pictured left) will star in the drama as the frank thief Benzō, and actor and stage actor Taichi Saotome (Nobunaga Concerto, Crows Explode, Hakuoki stage play's Hijikata Toshizo, pictured right) will co-star as the cool playboy Sōji.
Yū Irie (live-action Joker Game, Hibi Rock, All Esper Dayo) directed the first season, and Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill scriptwriter) wrote the script.
The cast included:
- Hiroki Narimiya as Jinzaburō
- Jun Kunimura as Tatsugorō
- Nanao as Devilish woman
- Hiromasa Taguchi as Kihee (pictured right)
- Sei Ashina as Ogin
- Jun Murakami as Yoshi
- Hiroshi Yamoto as Minokichi
- Jun Hashimoto as Tetsujirō
- Tohru Shinagawa as Goinkyo
The first season ran from June to July last year on the WOWOW channel.
Ono launched the historical manga series in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in May 2011. After Shogakukan suspended publication of Monthly Ikki in 2014, Futagashira resumed publication in Shogakukan's new magazine Hibana starting in March last year. Shogakukan shipped the fifth compiled volume in March 2015, and will ship the sixth volume on January 12.
Source: Comic Natalie