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.
Yoshino launched the manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine in December 2015, and Shogakukan published the manga's sixth volume on June 29.