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Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets New Live-Action TV Series After 13 Years

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series about woman who takes in homeless boy previously inspired 2003 drama, 2011 Korean film

Fuji TV announced on Sunday that Yayoi Ogawa's Kimi wa Pet (Tramps Like Us) romantic manga is getting a new live-action television series. Noriko Iriyama (Peter no Sōretsu, Akahana no Sensei, pictured below right) stars in the series as Sumire Iwaya and Jun Shison (live-action From Five to Nine's Amane Hoshikawa, live-action anohana's Yukiatsu, pictured below left) co-stars as Momo/Takeshi Goda.

Additional cast members include Terunosuke Takezai (Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai's Hajime Kurosawa) as Shigehito Hasumi, Yurina Yanagi (Ju-on: The Final Curse's Ao) as Shiori Fukushima, former AKB48 member Kayo Noro as Yuri Shirotae, and Yūmi Shida (Kamen Rider Gaim's Mai Takatsukasa) as Rumi Shibusawa.

The series will have 16 episodes and will air late at night on Fuji TV. Koga Fumie (Itazura na Kiss2 ~Love in TOKYO) is writing the scripts.

The manga and television series revolve around Sumire Iwaya, a tall and beautiful editor for a well-known newspaper who was just demoted by her boss and dumped by her fiancé for his pregnant mistress. Depressed, she encounters a homeless boy on the street who resembles her childhood pet Momo, and facetiously offers to take him home as a pet. However, the boy surprises Sumire by agreeing to the proposition.

Tokyopop published the original manga under the name Tramps Like Us in North America. The manga was previously adapted into a 10-episode live-action television series in Japan in 2003 starring Koyuki as Sumire and Jun Matsumoto as Momo. The manga also inspired a 2011 live-action Korean film starring Jang Geun-suk and Kim Ha-neul.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie

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