Himawari - Kenichi Legend Live-Action Series Reveals 4 Cast Members
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The new cast members are:
- Yui Asaka as Noriko Hayashi, Akiko's mother (pictured above)
- Yо̄ichi Nukumizu as himself
- Yuri Ebihara as herself
- Nagano as himself
The series will star:
(left to right above, starting with front row)
- Katsunori Takahashi as Kenichi Hayashi
- Yuna Taira as Akiko Hayashi
- Yūki Inoue as Kenichi Koorogi
- Masanori Ishii as Kuroki
- Mai Ooshima as Kurumi Ebihara
- Mayumi Satō as Deputy Director Saruwatari
The television series will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miyazaki TV, and it will premiere on the channel in mid-May. (The original manga's story is set in Higashimura's native Miyazaki Prefecture.) The series will have 10 15-minute episodes. Networks in other areas of Japan will also broadcast the show, and it will stream.
The manga centers on the office antics of Akiko and her father Kenichi (collectively called "the two Kenichis"), who both work for the same telephone service company in southern Kyushu.
Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish and Tokyo Tarareba Girls have both previously inspired live-action adaptations. Kodansha Comics is releasing both manga in English. Most recently, Higashimura's Gisō Furin manga inspired a live-action series that premiered last July.
Tokyo Tarareba Girls won last year's Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award in the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
Source: Comic Natalie