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Kentarō Hiyama's First Pregnancy Live-Action Series' Trailer Reveals More Cast, Staff

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Netflix debuts series in 2022

Netflix unveiled a new trailer, teaser art, and more cast and staff for the live-action series adaptation of Eri Sakai's Hiyama Kentarō no Ninshin (Kentarō Hiyama's First Pregnancy) manga on Tuesday. The series' English title is He's Expecting.

The additional cast members include Mariko Tsutsui, Lily Franky, Ryō Iwamatsu, Kazuya Takahashi, Shōhei Ueno, Maho Yamada, Gaku Hosokawa, Kō Maehara, Yūsaku Mori, Ai Yamamoto, Shima Ise, Yukiko Shinohara, Atsushi Hashimoto, Yuriko Ono, Mai Kiryū, Shigeru Saiki, and Toshie Negishi.

Yūko Hakota and Takeo Kikuchi are directing the series. Yoshitatsu Yamada, Yukiko Sode, and Chihiro Amano are penning the scripts. Netflix will debut the series in 2022.

As previously announced, Takumi Saitō (left in image below) will star as titular protagonist Kentarō Hiyama, while Juri Ueno (right) will star as Kentarō's partner Aki Seto.

The manga is set in a world where men are now able to become pregnant. Elite office worker Kentarō Hiyama has an unexpected pregnancy, and while he suffers from prejudice from being a man carrying a child, he forges on alongside his partner Aki.

Yuko Hakota and Takeo Kikuchi are directing the series. Yoshitatsu Yamada, Yukiko Sode, and Chihiro Amano are penning the scripts. AOI Pro. is credited with collaborating on the production.

Sakai published the manga in Kodansha's Be Love magazine in 2012, and Kodansha published one compiled book volume for the manga.

Source: Comic Natalie


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