Live-Action Anitomo Casts Kōdai Matsuoka, Karin One

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series premieres March 25, film in early summer

Hakusensha's official website for Modomu Akagawara's Anitomo (My Brother's Friend) manga revealed additional cast members for the live-action film and series adaptation of the manga on Tuesday.

Kōdai Matsuoka (right in picture below) will play Itsuki Kaga, Sōta's handsome but oddball cousin. Karin One (left) will play Aki Nishino, Sōta's younger sister who is a video game otaku. (Note: Name romanizations are not official.)

The film and drama will both star Ryūsei Yokohama as Sōta (right in picture below), and Risaki Matsukaze (left) as Mai. Tsuyoshi Furukawa will play Yukihiro.

The live-action drama will premiere on the Dramaism programming block on MBS on March 25, and on TBS on March 27, alongside the live-action series of Missions of Love. The film will premiere in early summer.

The romantic comedy manga centers on the relationship between old-fashioned and domestically minded high school girl Mai Nanase, and her brother's friend, the innocent late bloomer Sōta Nishino. Mai and her brother Yukihiro's room are adjacent to each other, with thin walls that allow them to overhear each other. The story begins when, one day, she overhears Sōta telling Yukihiro that he thinks Mai is cute.

Akagawara first published the manga as a one-shot in Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume magazine in January 2015 before launching it as a series in Hana to Yume that May. The manga was initially planned as a short serialization, but it is ongoing. Hakusensha published the manga's seventh compiled volume on January 19.

Source: Comic Natalie

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