Hajimete Koi o Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi Live-Action Series Reveals More Cast
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action television series adaptation of Aki Mochida's Hajimete Koi o Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi manga revealed more cast for the series on Thursday. The new cast members include:
- Yumi Adachi as Miwa Matsuoka, Junko's friend, and the owner of a cabaret club
- Kenjiro Ishimaru as Tadashi Harumi, Junko's father
- Fumi Dan as Shinobu Harumi, Junko's mother
- Shingo Tsurumi as Shōjirō Yuri, Kyōhei's father
- Katsuhisa Namase
- Yō Takahashi
- Sarutoki Minakawa
The site also revealed Ryūsei Yokohama in costume (seen below) as his character Kyōhei Yuri.
Kyoko Fukada (seen below) plays protagonist Junko Harumi.
Kento Nagayama (left in picture below) plays Masashi Yakumo, Junko's cousin who has feelings for her. Yokohama (center) plays Kyōhei Yuri, a high school delinquent that is aiming to get into Tokyo University. Tomoya Nakamura (right) plays Kazuma Yamashita, Kyōhei's homeroom teacher, and a former schoolmate of both Junko and Masashi.
The show will premiere on TBS in January.
Ryōsuke Fukuda is one of the directors on the series, and Tomoko Yoshizawa is penning the script.
The manga centers on 31-year-old woman Junko Harumi. She fulfilled her parents' expectations and graduated with top marks in both middle and high school. However, after she failed her college entrance exams, she lost her motivation. She was not passionate when it came time to look for a job, and has been leading an aimless life ever since. Her life begins to change when she meets a high school boy who was even labeled by his own father as good for nothing.
Mochida launched the manga in Shueisha's Cookie magazine in May 2016. Shueisha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on September 25.