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Live-Action Bungaku Shojo Series Casts Keito Tsuna

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsuna plays original character Ryūnosuke Kawahata in September series

The official Twitter account for the live-action series adaptation of Mayaka Nakano's Bungaku Shojo (Literature Virgin) manga revealed on Tuesday that Keito Tsuna will play Ryūnosuke Kawahata, a new employee at the publishing company where Kanoko works. The character is an original character for the series. The role is Tsuna's debut role for a live-action series.

Aoi Morikawa (right in picture below) will play Kanoko Tsukishiro, while Yuu Shirota (left) will play Saku Kagaya.

The rest of the cast includes: (Note: Character name romanizations are not confirmed.)

Masaki Nakao as Chihiro Mochizuki, Kanoko's colleague who is in love with her

Rika Izumi as Miki Ariake, a woman who knows Kagaya's past

Masahiko Kawahara as Kō Mishima, Kanoko's boss and editor-in-chief

Taikō Katōno as Masaki Nanase, a member of the proofreading department who has feelings for Mochizuki

Yako Koga as Akari Mishima, Kō's daughter and an aspiring writer

Momoko Tanabe as Amamura Chiyoka, a mysterious, pretty girl

The romance manga centers on Kanoko Tsukishiro, a novel editor who has never known love and has never been in a relationship. She is assigned as the editor for Kagaya, a novelist who cannot love.

Sumisu (live-action Inside Mari series) is directing the series. Sonar Pocket will perform the series' theme song "Kimi no Namae" (Your Name). Special Favorite Music will perform the series' opening song "Long Hello Goodbye."

The series will have eight episodes and premiere on the Dramaism programming block of MBS on September 9 at night at 12:50 a.m. (effectively September 10 morning). The show will then debut on TBS on September 11 at night at 1:28 a.m. (effectively September 12 morning).

Nakano is serializing the manga on the LINE Manga website, and Nippan IPS published the manga's third compiled book volume last December. The fourth volume will ship on September 1. (The manga is unrelated to Mizuki Nomura's Book Girl (Bungaku Shōjo) light novel series.)

Sources: Bungaku Shojo series' official Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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