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Live-Action Happy Marriage!? Series Reveals Additional Cast

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Norika Fujiwara, Jin Shirasu, Mariko Shinoda, Yoichi Nukumizu, more join June series

The staff of the live-action drama series adaptation of Maki Enjōji's Happy Marriage!? manga announced additional cast for the series on Thursday.

The additional cast includes:

Norika Fujiwara as Taeko Sōma, Hokuto's secretary

Jin Shirasu as Yū Yagami, a new hire under Chiwa's wing

Mariko Shinoda as Misaki Shitara, Hokuto's former lover

Yoichi Nukumizu as Yūji Takanashi, Chiwa's father

Yoshimasa Kondo as Satoru Mamiya, Hokuto's cousin

Ginnojō Yamazaki as Seiji Mamiya, Hokuto's father

Machiko Washio as Reiko Mamiya

Takehiko Ono as Rinzō Mamiya

They will join Dean Fujioka (live-action Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai, left in picture below) and Nana Seino (Tokyo Mukokuseki Shōjo, right), who play the series' lead characters.

The series will premiere exclusively on the Amazon Prime Video service starting near the end of June.

Oricon Style describes the series:

Chiwa Takanishi (Nana Seino) works in an office in the morning, and as a hostess in the evening to make ends meet. One day, she gets into an argument with a customer at the hostess bar, and she gets fired. The next day, when her superior at work calls her in, the one waiting for her was Hokuto Mamiya (Dean Fujioka), the one she argued with the night before. Suddenly, he proposes a contract marriage to Chiwa. At first, Chiwa rebels against the prideful and selfish Hokuto, but soon learns about his past, and finds herself drawn to him. Hokuto also begins to be touched by the kindness and cheerfulness in Chiwa, and their marriage that began by contract slowly progresses to one where they are truly husband and wife.

Director Kentaro Otani (co-director for the live-action Black Butler film) and scriptwriter Taeko Asano (Clover) are reuniting on the project after having previously worked together on the live-action NANA film.

Enjōji (Private Prince, Yoru Cafe) launched the manga in Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine in 2009, and ended it in 2012. Shogakukan published 10 compiled book volumes for the series. Viz Media released all 10 volumes in North America from August 2013 to February 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie


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