Kasane's Kyōko Yoshine Stars in Live-Action Channel wa Sono Mama! TV Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The show stars:
Hiroki Iijima (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid's Emu Hōjō/Kamen Rider Ex-Aid) as Hajime Yamane
Kanako Miyashita as Maki Hanae
Taisei Shima from vocal unit NORD as Tetsutarō Hattori
Hikari Takihara from vocal unit NORD as Seiichi Tachibana
Takurō Osada as Hayato Kitagami
The manga centers on Hanako Yukimaru, who is in her second year working at Hokkaido☆TV as a news reporter. For a report for the news at noon, she travels with a top reporter to a river bank with high water due to a heavy rain storm. The top reporter was supposed to broadcast a live report from the scene, but due to a falling accident, he hurts his leg. Hanako is asked to quickly do the live report in his place, but she hasn't prepared herself yet for such a thing. As a result, Hanako's first live broadcast turns into quite a scene. The manga then follows the lives of Hanako and her coworkers after this incident.
Katsuyuki Motohiro is the chief director for the series, and Tadahisa Fujimura is directing. Masamichi Ureshino is producing the show. Fujimura and Ureshino both worked as directors on the local HTB variety show Suiyō Dō Deshō (How do you like Wednesday?), which ran from 1996-2002.
The original manga ran in Big Comic Spirits from 2008 to 2013, and was produced in collaboration with Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. Shogakukan published six compiled volumes for the manga. The series has more than 1 million copies in print
Sources: Big Comic Spirits issue 41, Comic Natalie