Fruits Delivery Service Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shogakukan and TV Tokyo announced on Sunday that Yoshio Suzuki's Fruits Takuhaibin (Fruits Delivery Service) manga is inspiring a live-action television series that will premiere in January and will run for one cours, or one quarter of a year.
The show will star Gaku Hamada (pictured above) as Shinichi Sakita. Kazuya Shiraishi is directing the show, and Nonji Nemoto is writing the script.
The manga was a Jury Selection winner at this year's 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Awards, and the awards website describes the story:
After the company SAKITA had been working at has gone out of business, he returns to his hometown in a regional city for a second start as the head of a call-girl business, "Fruits Delivery Service." This drama tells the tale of a group of women who, being poor and faced with a variety of life situations, have no alternative but to work at that service. It is a work that calls into question how to deal with distortions in society.