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Tokyo Tarareba Musume Manga by Princess Jellyfish's Higashimura Gets Live-Action Drama

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series starring Yuriko Yoshitaka will premiere in January

Akiko Higashimura's Tokyo Tarareba Musume (Tokyo "What If" Girls) is inspiring a live-action drama series that will premiere in January 2017. The series will air on NTV on Wednesdays.

Yuriko Yoshitaka (pictured right; live-action Gantz's Tae Kojima) will star in the series as the protagonist Rinko. Masatoshi Katō is producing the series and Yūko Matsuda is writing the scripts.

In the story, Kaori, Rinko, and Koyuki are three single women who are around 30-years-old. They didn't expect to still be single, and with the Olympics approaching, they're wondering what they can do about it.

Higashimura began the ongoing series in Kodansha's Kiss in March 2014 and Kodansha will publish the sixth volume on September 13. The manga has more than 1.8 million copies in print. The series was nominated for "Best General Manga" at this year's 40th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards, and ranked #2 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list of best manga for female readers in 2016.

Higashimura's ongoing Princess Jellyfish manga inspired a 2010 anime, which Funimation released in North America, and a 2014 live-action film. Higashimura's Omo ni Naitemasu also inspired a live-action television series in 2013.

Kodansha Comics publishes Princess Jellyfish in print in English and Crunchyroll offers the manga online.

Source: Comic Natalie

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