Okazu-kun Manga Gets Live-Action Film This Summer
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action series adaptation of Otokuni's Kōkoku Gaisha, Danshi Ryō no Okazu-kun (Okazu-kun in the Ad Agency's Men's Dorm) manga revealed on Tuesday that the manga will also get a live-action film adaptation this summer with the same main cast as the series. The series also aired its last episode on Tuesday.
The series stars (left to right in image above):
- Katsuya Kobayashi as Ippei Kita, an older art director
- Mario Kuroba as Kazu "Okazu" Nishio, a young businessman
- Tsubasa Sakiyama as Keisuke Higashira, Kazu's colleague in marketing
- Masashi Ōyama as Tadashi Nangō, who works in accounting
The film will center on an original story set in Enoshima in Kanagawa. Rina Aizawa plays Mika Nakano, an upperclassman of Higashira during his student days. Yoji Tanaka plays Tomokazu Nakano, Mika's father, and a key figure to the story. He is the owner and chef of an Italian restaurant.
Mitsuhiro Mihara is again directing the film. LUV K RAFT is performing the film's theme song "Manatsu no Fantastic Boy" (Mid-Summer Fantastic Boy). DEVIL NO ID's "TGIF" opening theme song for the series will also return as the opening song for the film.
The series premiered on January 15.
The manga centers on four men living together in a dormitory. All four men work together in the same busy ad agency, and their only time to relax and unwind is when they're experiencing the joy of food together every Friday night.
Otokuni serializes the manga on Libre Publishing's Kurofune manga website. Libre Publishing shipped the manga's third compiled book volume last November.