Ashi-Girl Sequel Live-Action TV Special Premieres in December
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action television series based on Kozueko Morimoto's Ashi-Girl manga revealed on Wednesday that the upcoming sequel television special will premiere on NHK on December 24. It also revealed the special's full title as Ashi-Girl SP ~Chōjikū Love Come wa Futatabi~ (Ashi-Girl SP ~Another Super-Dimensional Romantic Comedy~).
The first 12-episode series premiered on NHK last September.
The series stars Yuina Kuroshima (live-action Sagrada Reset, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) as the main character Yui Hayakawa. Kentarō (Sensei!) co-stars as Tadakiyo Hagikuhachirō, the man Yui meets in the Sengoku Period.
In the story, 16-year-old Yui Hayakawa is prone to being late, losing things, and dozing off, and she has no interest in love or style. One day she accidentally activates a time machine her younger brother Takeru invented and finds herself in the Sengoku Period.
Morimoto launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Cocohana in November 2011. Shueisha published the 10th compiled volume on April 25, and will publish the 11th volume on Friday, August 24.
Morimoto's Gokusen and Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga also inspired live-action television series. Gokusen also received a live-action television special, live-action film, and 13-episode television anime series.