Kozueko Morimoto's Ashi-Girl Time Travel Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series
posted on by Karen Ressler
A live-action television series based on Kozueko Morimoto's Ashi-Girl manga has been green-lit. The twelve-episode series will premiere on NHK on September 23.
The series stars Yuina Kuroshima (live-action Sagrada Reset, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) as the main character Yui Hayakawa and Kentarō (Sensei!) as Tadakiyo Hagikuhachirō, the man she meets in the Sengoku Period.
Shueisha's Cocohana magazine teased that the manga would have an "important announcement" in the July issue on May 27. The issue will feature comments from Morimoto, Kuroshima, and Kentarō.
In the story, 16-year-old Yui Hayakawa is prone to being late, losing things, and dozing off, and she has no interest in love or style. One day she accidentally activates a time machine her younger brother Takeru invented and finds herself in the Sengoku Period.
Morimoto launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Cocohana in November 2011. Shueisha published the eighth compiled volume on December 22.
Morimoto's Gokusen and Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga also inspired live-action television series. Gokusen also received a live-action television special, live-action film, and 13-episode TV anime series.
Source: Comic Natalie