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Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu Live-Action Series Reveals More Cast

posted on 2018-12-06 01:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hio Miyazawa, Kanta Satō, Kazuya Kojima, Katsuhisa Namase join January 19 series

The staff for the new live-action series adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu (I Give My First Love to You) manga revealed additional cast members for the series on Thursday. The additional cast includes:

Hio Miyazawa as Kō Suzuya, Takuma's rival in love

Kanta Satō as Ritsu Suzuya, Kō's younger, more reliable brother, who watches over Mayu's romance

Kazuya Kojima as Hiroki Kakinouchi, Takuma's father

Katsuhisa Namase as Minoru Taneda, Mayu's father, a heart surgeon, and Takuma's physician

The staff also revealed roles for several previously announced cast members:

  • Fumika Baba as Teru Uehara
  • Airi Matsui as Yumi Igarashi
  • Honoka Yahagi as Yūko Tamura
  • Takumi Kizu Kōtarō Kamio
  • Kentarō Tomita as Narumi Ikuta
  • Riko Fukumoto as Satomi Nomura
  • Hitomi Korenaga as Sanae Mukai
  • Sei Matobu as Ryōko Taneda
  • Hikari Ishida as Emi Kakinouchi

Shūhei Nomura (left in picture below) will play Takuma Kakinouchi, and Hinako Sakurai (right) will play Mayu Taneda.



The series will premiere on TV Asahi on January 19, and will air every Saturday in the "Doyō Night Drama" programming block from 11:15 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. Tadaaki Hōrai and Tomoyuki Fujiwara are directing the series, with scripts by Masaya Ozaki. Harumi Fūki is composing the music.

The shōjo romance story centers on a girl named Mayu, who experiences first love with Takuma, a boy being treated by her cardiologist father. Takuma tries to hide from Mayu the possibility that his heart will stop functioning at any moment after he turns 20 — even though Mayu already knows.

Shogakukan serialized the original manga from 2005 to 2008 in its Sho-Comi magazine, and it published 12 compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga is a spinoff of Aoki's earlier manga Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru. Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu already inspired a live-action 2009 film, while Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru also inspired a live-action film in 2006 and an OVA in 2005.

Aoki's Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2013, and later inspired a live-action Korean show.

Source: Comic Natalie


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