Live-Action Adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Ten Manga Casts Eisaku Yoshida as Akagi
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the live-action show based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Ten: Tenhō Dōri no Kaidanji manga announced that Eisaku Yoshida is joining the cast as genius mahjong player Shigeru Akagi. Akagi is a character from Ten: Tenhō Dōri no Kaidanji but is perhaps best known as the protagonist of Fukumoto's Akagi manga and its adaptations.
As previously announced, Gorō Kishitani (pictured below) 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.