Fruits Delivery Service Live-Action TV Series Reveals Additional Cast

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Riisa Naka, Tomoya Maeno, Fukiko Hara, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Suzuki Matsuo join cast

TV Tokyo's website for the live-action television series adaptation of Yoshio Suzuki's Fruits Takuhaibin (Fruits Delivery Service) manga revealed five additional cast members on Monday.

The newly announced cast members are: (Note: character names are not official.)

Riisa Naka as Emi Motohashi

Tomoya Maeno as Tetsurō Oda

Fukiko Hara as Mizuko

Yoshiyoshi Arakawa as Masakane

Suzuki Matsuo as Misuji

The show will star Gaku Hamada (pictured below) as Shinichi Sakita.

The website also announced that Shūichi Okita will join Kazuya Shiraishi as a director. Yū Koreyasu is also credited as a director. Nonji Nemoto is writing the script.

The series will premiere on TV Tokyo on January 12 at 12:12 a.m. and will run for one cours, or one quarter of a year.

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. The seventh volume will ship on December 27.

Sources: TV Tokyo's website, Comic Natalie

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