Live-Action 'Trace' Series Reveals New Visual

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Eiichiro Funakoshi, Ryo Nishikido, Yūko Araki star in adaptation of Kei Koga manga

Fuji TV's website for Trace: Kasōken no Otoko (Trace: The Forensic Researcher Man), the live-action television series adaptation of Kei Koga's Trace: Kasōken Hōi Kenkyūin no Tsuisō (Trace: Recollections of a Forensic Researcher) manga, revealed the main visual for the series on Monday.

The visual features from left to right: Eiichiro Funakoshi as Ryōhei Toramaru, Ryo Nishikido as Reiji Mano, and Yūko Araki as Nonna Sawaguchi.

Other cast members include Shigenori Yamazaki, Sae Okazaki, Yūma Yamoto, Kasumi Yamaya, Toranosuke Katō, Koyuki, Toshiya Tōyama, and Eisuke Sasai.

The series will premiere on January 7 at 9:00 p.m. Hiroaki Matsuyama (Liar Game: The Final Stage, Liar Game: Reborn), Hideyuki Aizawa, and Toshiyuki Mihashi are directing the series, and Tomoko Aizawa (Kagi no Kakatta Heya) is penning the scripts.

The manga is a crime suspense story set in a forensic laboratory where researchers work to uncover clues from small details. The manga's story begins when Nonna Sawaguchi, a rookie forensic researcher, meets Reiji Mano, the man who solved the case behind the double murder of Nonna's parents.

Koga, who has previously worked in a forensic laboratory, launched the manga in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine in January 2016. Tokuma Shoten published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on September 20.

Sources: Live-action Trace series' website, Comic Natalie

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