Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu Live-Action Series Reveals More Cast
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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:
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
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.
Source: Comic Natalie