Live-Action Princess Jellyfish Show Casts Former Denpagumi Idol
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Monday that former Dempagumi.inc idol group member Moga Mogami is playing a stylish girl named Kotone Kiriyama. Kotone is Kuranosuke's college underclassman who also works in the music industry and is in love with him.
In addition, actress Koyuki played a guest role as Tsukimi's mother (pictured below) in the first episode.
The previously announced cast includes:
- Kyōko Yoshine as Tsukimi Kurashita
- Kōji 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 premiered 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. The musical group Café Latte Funsui Kōen (Café Latte Fountain Park) are performing the opening theme song "Go Sign wa 1 Coin."
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: Comic Natalie