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Live-Action Adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Ten Manga Casts Eisaku Yoshida as Akagi

posted on by Karen Ressler
Show starring Gorō Kishitani premieres this fall

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 show will air this fall on BS Japan, and also stream on the Paravi streaming service. It will reunite the staff for the live-action series adaptation of Fukumoto's Gin to Kin manga.

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.

Sources: Ten: Tenhō Dōri no Kaidanji live-action show's website, Comic Natalie


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