Live-Action Princess Jellyfish Show Reveals Amars Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Haruka Kinami, Rena Matsui, Rio Uchida, Eriko Tomiyama join cast of January show

The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga revealed four more cast members for the show on Monday. The new cast members include:

Haruka Kinami as Jiji, a woman who loves mature, older men.

Rena Matsui as Banba, a train otaku.

Rio Uchida as Mayaya, the enthusiastic woman who is an otaku about The Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Eriko Tomiyama as Chieko, a woman who has a fondness traditional Japanese items.

Previously revealed cast members include:

Koji Seto as Kuranosuke Koibuchi

Asuka Kudō as Shū Koibuchi

Kyōko Yoshine plays protagonist Tsukimi Kurashita.

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

Update: Mayaya's named added. Thanks, harminia

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