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Live-Action Princess Jellyfish Show Casts Asuka Kudō as Shū Koibuchi

posted on 2017-12-11 01:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kudō plays male lead Kuranosuke's brother in January show

The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Monday that Asuka Kudō is playing the character Shū Koibuchi. Shū is Kuranosuke's brother with a past trauma regarding women, and an assistant to their politician father.

Kyōko Yoshine plays protagonist Tsukimi Kurashita, while Koji Seto plays the lead male character Kuranosuke Koibuchi. Jun'ichi Ishikawa is directing the show, and Yūichi Tokunaga is penning the script.

The series will premiere in January on Fuji TV, and will air on Mondays at 9:00 p.m.

Kodansha Comics describes the original manga's story:

Tsukimi, who has loved jellyfish from a young age, resides in Amamizukan, a fangirl-only dorm. One evening at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger, but a beautiful woman comes to the rescue. They go back to Amamizukan together, but this "woman"... is actually a man!

Higashimura launched the series in Kiss in 2008, and ended it on August 25. Kodansha published the manga's 17th and final volume on November 13. Crunchyroll publishes the manga in English on its online platform, and Kodansha Comics debuted the series in English in print in February 2016. The manga inspired a 2010 television anime series that Funimation released in North America and a 2014 live-action film. The manga was nominated for an Eisner Award this year.

Source: Comic Natalie


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