Takane & Hana Live-Action Series Casts Asahi Itō as Luciano

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series premieres on March 18

The official website for the live-action series adaptation of Yuki Shiwasu's Takane & Hana manga revealed on Friday that Asahi Itō (seen below) will play Luciano in the series. The character is Takane Saibara's college friend, and the son of a family that handles a major Italian brand.

Mahiro Takasugi (left in picture below) will play Takane Saibara, and Aisa Takeuchi (right) will play Hana Nonomura.

The show will air on Fuji TV on-demand starting on March 18. Yūsuke Ishii and Hiroyuki Nakata are directing the series, while Juri Takeda, Iyo Nishikōri, and Nana Yamamoto are penning the scripts. RUANN is performing the series' theme song "LOVE&HOPE."

Viz Media licensed the manga in August 2017 and published the sixth volume last December. The company will publish the seventh volume on February 5. Viz Media describes the story:

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But what happens when Hana meets Takane is an unexpected pairing of utter opposites!

Shiwasu began serializing the ongoing manga in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine in December 2014 after first debuting the title as a short. Hakusensha published the 12th volume last October and will publish the 13th volume on February 20. The manga ranked on Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2016 list of best manga for female readers.

Sources: Takane & Hana live-action series' official website, Comic Natalie

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