Gin to Kin Drama Staff to Also Make Drama for Fukumoto's Ten Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kaiji/Akagi creator serialized Ten from 1989-2002

A live-action drama adaptation based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Ten: Tenhō Dōri no Kaidanji manga has been green-lit. It will air this fall on BS Japan, and also stream on the Paravi streaming service.

The drama will reunite the staff for the live-action series adaptation of Fukumoto's Gin to Kin manga. Gorō Kishitani (pictured above) will play the lead character Takashi Ten.

The manga begins when Hiroyuki Igawa, a mahjong player who makes money by betting against amateurs, meets Takashi Ten, an opponent with a lot of skill and strength of will. The manga serialized from 1989 to 2002 in Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong magazine.

The 13-episode Gin to Kin drama premiered in January 2017. A live-action series based on Fukumoto's Tobaku Haōden Zero manga will premiere in July.

Fukumoto is also known for his Akagi and Kaiji manga, both of which have inspired live-action and anime adaptations.

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