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Tokyo Alien Bros. Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series in July

posted on 2018-05-06 02:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
3-volume series follows aliens sent to Earth to see if it is hospitable

NTV announced on Sunday that Keigo Shinzō's Tokyo Alien Bros. manga is getting a live-action television series that will premiere on July 23.

The show will star Hey! Say! Jump's Kei Inoo (live-action Peach Girl's Kairi Okayasu) as the younger brother Fuyunosuke (pictured left in image above), and A.B.C-Z's Shota Totsuka (Kono Koe wo Kimi ni, Bye Bye Blackbird) as the older brother Natsutaro (right). Michael Arias (Tekkonkinkreet, Harmony) and Shintarō Sugawara (Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi, Rental Kyūseishu) are directing the series, and Shō Kataoka (Kiiroi Zō, Natumi no Hotaru) is writing the scripts.

The sci-fi comedy manga follows Fuyunosuke and Natsutaro, two friendly students who are actually aliens sent to find out if Earth is a hospitable planet for their species.

Shinzō serialized the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly! Spirits magazine from 2015 to 2017. Shogakukan published the manga's third and final volume in March 2017.

The manga was nominated for Best Comic at the 45th Angoulême International Comics Festival this year.

Source: Comic Natalie


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