Dansui! Swimming Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series, Stage Play
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Hakusensha announced on Monday that Tatsuya Kiuchi's Dansui! swimming manga is inspiring both a live-action television series and a stage play in 2017. Both adaptations will star the same cast members:
- Top row (from left to right): Ryō Matsuda as Shuhei Sakaki, Shūto Miyazaki as Daiki Shinoduka, Shintarō Anzai as Leo Fujikawa
- Middle row: Tomoru Akazawa as Haruyoshi Koganei, Hisanori Satō as Yuta Taki, Ren Ozawa as Mitsuki Taira
- Bottom row: Mario Kuroba as Homare Nishina, Ryōsuke Ikeoka as Ichitora Jingu, Tomoki Hirose as Ryoya Kawasaki
The staff also revealed a teaser visual for the television series.
The television series will premiere on NTV in January. Yōichi Matsunaga (CRAZY, Do-S Deka, Debusen) is directing the series, and Erika Yoshida (Tiger & Bunny, Trickster, Heroine Shikkaku) is writing the scripts.
The stage play will premiere in May 2017. The staff of the projects will also host a free event on November 13 in Tokyo, and all the main cast members will attend the event.
Kiuchi launched the manga on Hakusensha's "Hana LaLa online" website in July 2012, and Hakusensha published the manga's fifth volume in print on July 20. The youth manga follows the members of a men's swimming club at a high school in Tokyo.
Source: Comic Natalie