Live-Action Higurashi Show Casts Yuuma Ishigaki as Male Lead
posted on by Jabulani Blyden
Japanese culture news website Cinra announced on Tuesday that the live-action television series based on Ryūkishi07 and 07th Expansion's popular When They Cry - Higurashi (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) horror software has cast Yuuma Ishigaki as its main lead.
Yū Inaba (Kamen Rider Drive's Go Shijima) will star alongside him as Keiichi Maebara.
Tomohiro Kaku (The Case of Hana & Alice's Asanaga-sensei) will play Kyōsuke Irie, and Tomohiro Waki (live-action Gokusen's Teruo "Kuma" Kumai) and Shinobu Tsuruta will play Teppei Hōjō and Kuraudo Ōishi, respectively.
- Minami Katō as Rena Ryūgū
- Rika Nakai as Mion Sonozaki, Shion Sonozaki
- Reina Seiji as Satoko Hōjō
- Hinata Honma as Rika Furude
- Rie Kitahara as Miyo Takano
- Moeka Takakura as 'the mysterious girl'
The television adaptation with eight one-hour episodes will premiere on the BS SkyPer! channel in May. The show will air every Friday at 9:00 p.m. Tōru Ōtsuka and Tarō Miyaoka are directing, and Toru Hasegawa is writing. MMJ (Media Mix Japan) is collaborating on the production with SkyPer!.
07th Expansion's original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software revolved around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.