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Princess Jellyfish Live-Action Series Casts Jun Kaname as Hanamori

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Visual shows character with Lexus

The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Friday that Jun Kaname will play Yoshio Hanamori in the series. The website describes the character as a chauffeur who loves Lexus cars and beautiful women. (In the original manga, anime, and live-action film, Hanamori's favorite luxury car brand was Mercedes-Benz.)

Previously revealed cast members include:

Koji Seto as Kuranosuke Koibuchi

Asuka Kudō as Shū Koibuchi

Haruka Kinami as Jiji

Rena Matsui as Banba

Rio Uchida as Mayaya

Eriko Tomiyama as Chieko

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


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