Live-Action Kōnodori Series' 2nd Season Casts Seika Furuhata

posted on 2017-09-14 08:45 EDT
Furuhata plays NICU nurse Risako Asō in October 13 show

The official website for the live-action television series adaptation of Yū Suzunoki's Kōnodori (The Stork) manga revealed on Tuesday that Seika Furuhata will join the cast of the show's second season as neonatal intensive care unit nurse Risako Asō.

The series will premiere on TBS on October 13 at 10:00 p.m.

The returning cast includes Gou Ayano as Sakura Kōnotori, Mayu Matsuoka as Kae Shimoya, Yō Yoshida as Rumiko Komatsu, Gen Hoshino as Haruki Shinomiya, Kentarō Sakaguchi as Eri Shirakawa, and Nao Omori as Takayuki Imahashi. Kuranosuke Sasaki will join the show's cast as general practitioner Katsuhide Ogishima.

The new series is set two years after the first series, and will include more stories based on the original manga.

Suzunoki's original manga centers around obstetrician Sakura Kōnotori, who is also a jazz pianist by night. The manga depicts his life and the lives of the resident doctors and medical interns in the OB/GYN department that Kōnotori leads.

The first series premiered on TBS in October 2015. Nobuhiro Doi (Season of the Sun, Nemuri no Mori) and Fuminori Kaneko (Ikebukuro West Gate Park) directed the first series, and Mutsumi Yamamoto wrote the scripts. Shinya Kiyozuka supervised the piano themes, and miwa performed the theme song.

Suzunoki launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in August 2012. Kodansha published the manga's 18th compiled book volume on June 23, and will publish the 19th volume on September 22.

Source: Comic Natalie

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