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Hana ni Kedamono Romance Manga Gets Live-Action TV Adaptation

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Yōsuke Sugino, Yuri Nakamura star in drama slated for this fall

Miwako Sugiyama's Hana ni Kedamono manga is inspiring a live-action television adaptation this fall. The drama will be available simultaneously on dTV and Fuji TV On Demand.

The manga is a romance between innocent new girl Kumi and handsome playboy Hyō. The adaptation stars, from right to left starting with the top row in the image above, Yōsuke Sugino as Hyō, Yuri Nakamura as Kumi, Shōma Kai as the honest and kind Tatsuki, Bullet Train's Takashi Matsuo as the cool and mysterious Chihaya who supports Kumi from the shadows, and AKB48's Anna Iriyama as Kumi's secretive friend Kanna.

Kentaro Otani (NANA) and Ryō Miyawaki are directing the adaptation. Miyako Matsumoto is writing the script.

The original manga ran in Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine from 2010 to 2012. Shogakukan published the manga in 10 compiled volumes that have more than 2 million copies in print.

Sugiyama's 4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica romance manga inspired a live-action drama that bundled with an issue of Sho-Comi magazine in April 2016. The manga ended this past April.

Source: Comic Natalie


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