Live-Action Princess Jellyfish Series Reveals New Visual, Café Latte Funsui Kōen Opening Theme

posted on 2017-12-29 03:30 EST by Alex Mateo
Series premieres on January 15

The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Thursday that the musical group Café Latte Funsui Kōen (Café Latte Fountain Park) will perform the opening theme song "Go Sign wa 1 Coin." This is the group's debut song, which marks the first time in 20 years that a musical group's debut song has been used for a 9:00 p.m. Monday drama. The last time this had happened was for the drama Jinbe.

The website also unveiled a new visual showing the main cast:

The cast includes:

  • Kyōko Yoshine as Tsukimi Kurashita
  • 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
  • Jun Kaname as Yoshio Hanamori
  • Kinya Kitaōji (One Piece Film Gold's Raise Max) as Keiichirō Koibuchi

The series will premiere on January 15 on Fuji TV, and will air on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. Jun'ichi Ishikawa is directing the show, and Yūichi Tokunaga is penning the script.

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 in August. Kodansha published the manga's 17th and final volume in November. 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: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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