Futagashira Live-Action Drama's 2nd Season Previews Actress Nanao in 7 Costumes

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Nanao plays Okon, wife of former Akame Gang boss, in show premiering on September 17

The official website for the live-action series of Natsume Ono's Futagashira manga revealed a visual on Tuesday of actress Nanao (One Piece Film Gold) in seven different costumes for her character Okon for the second season of the series.

Okon is the wife of Tatsugorō, the former boss of the Akame Gang. She maintains a deep friendship with Jinzaburō, the gang's current leader, and sometimes flirts playfully with Benzō and Sōji, and sometimes helps them in duplicity.

The second season will premiere on WOWOW Prime on September 17 and will have five episodes.

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. The second season features an original story, with Benzō and Sōji's newly founded gang aiming to be the best in Edo.

Kenichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note's L, live-action Gantz's Masaru, live-action Bunny Drop's Daikichi, right in image right) stars 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, left) co-stars as the cool playboy Sōji.

The rest of the cast includes:

  • Hiroki Narimiya as Jinzaburō
  • Hiromasa Taguchi as Kihee
  • Sei Ashina as Ogin
  • Jun Kunimura as Tatsugorō
  • Jun Hashimoto as Tetsujirō
  • Tohru Shinagawa as Goinkyo
  • Kiyohiko Shibukawa
  • Aoi Yoshikura
  • Jundai Yamada
  • Yukiya Kitamura
  • Kenichi Yajima
  • Nao Ōmori

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 two are returning to work on the second season, and Ryō Yoshida also serves as director alongside Irie. SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS is performing the theme song.

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, and will end it with the manga's seventh compiled book volume on September 12. Shogakukan shipped the sixth volume on January 12. After Shogakukan suspended publication of Monthly Ikki in 2014, Futagashira resumed publication in Shogakukan's new magazine Hibana starting in March last year.

Source: Comic Natalie

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